Outrage erupts over Trump speech praising Civil War general – but here’s the whole story

Carlos Garcia

President Donald Trump began another social media outrage after he made comments praising Robert E. Lee, the famed Civil War general, at a speech in Ohio – but his comments are being misrepresented.

“Robert E. Lee was a great general”

Trump told a story from the Civil War of President Abraham Lincoln dealing with the victories of confederate general Robert E. Lee.

“So Robert E. Lee was a great general,” Trump told the audience. “And Abraham Lincoln developed a phobia.”

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