(Gateway Pundit) – President Donald Trump praised Civil War Generals Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee during a discourse on the Civil War during a campaign rally in Lebanon, Ohio, Friday night.
Above: Grant and Lee, image via Dickinson College.
Liberals led by Mother Jones’ David Corn, were promptly triggered.
Seven thousand Ohioan soldiers–fighting for the Union–were killed during the Civil War. Trump praises Robert E. Lee, who led the troops that killed them. And Trump's Ohio supporters cheer. Now that's deplorable.
— David Corn (@DavidCornDC) October 13, 2018
NBC News posted a video clip from the speech.
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
The context of Trump’s praise for Lee was his singling out great Ohioans such as Grant, reported Politico.
President Donald Trump praised Confederate General Robert E. Lee at a rally in Ohio Friday night during a soliloquy in which he also praised a number of Ohioans, including Union General Ulysses S. Grant.
“So Robert E. Lee was a great general and Abraham Lincoln developed a phobia, he couldn’t beat Robert E. Lee,” Trump told supporters at a rally in Lebanon, Ohio, the latest place he’s visited to boost GOP candidates before the midterm elections. “He was going crazy … but Robert E. Lee was winning battle after battle after battle and Abraham Lincoln came home and he said ‘I can’t beat Robert E. Lee.”
Trump added that the frustrated Lincoln was forced to turn to Grant to finally deliver a victory for the Union and to end the Civil War.
…Addressing another of Ohio’s native sons, Trump said President William McKinley “has not been properly recognized.” He also praised Astronaut Neil Armstrong and the Wright Brothers, and while not mentioning him by name, called Ohio State Football coach Urban Meyer a “great” man.