Trump Gives Civil War Lesson at Ohio Rally: ‘Robert E. Lee Was a Great General’
WATCH: President Trump says “Robert E. Lee was a great general” during Ohio rally, calling the Confederate leader “incredible.” pic.twitter.com/HhsLI1Mk05
— NBC News (@NBCNews) October 13, 2018
President Donald Trump offered his own brand of a Civil War lesson during a rally in Ohio on Friday, calling Robert E. Lee a “great general” and Abraham Lincoln a man “with a phobia.”
“A general who was incredible, he drank a little bit too much, you know who I am talking about, right? So, Robert E. Lee was a great general and Abraham Lincoln developed a phobia. He couldn’t beat Robert E. Lee,” he continued on.
“He was going crazy, I don’t know if you know this story but Robert E. Lee was winning battle after battle and Abraham Lincoln came home and said, ‘I can’t beat Robert E. Lee.'”
He then said Lincoln had a lot a good-looking generals who went to Westpoint but didn’t know how to win.
Watch above, via NBC
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