Seriously it’s like they’re addicted to lying like a crackhead just discovering fentanyl. The media last night started shamelessly lying about what Trump said in his rally in Ohio.
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
Did he say that? Yes. Was he just praising a confederate general out of nowhere? No.
But that’s what morons are going with:
Robert E. Lee was not a great general, President Trump.— Southern Poverty Law Center (@splcenter) October 13, 2018
He waged a war to hold onto the legal institution of white supremacy. https://t.co/TZvUood3kg
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
Now, no one expects anything but scumbag lies from scumbag David Corn, but this is easily falsifiable. Just watch the video.
Trump's now pandering so shamelessly to Confederate idiots that he's actually praising the "incredible" Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee at an OHIO rally (fun fact: Ohio was in the Union).— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) October 13, 2018
That not even one person is booing him off the stage speaks volumes about these "patriots." pic.twitter.com/dCPP2R3KMs
They don’t cheer. At all. They’re just listening to his story. That’s it. The ENTIRE POINT OF THE STORY is that Lincoln FOUND a general in Grant, who is from Ohio, and he BEAT Lee. And THAT is when the crowd cheered, because Grant was FROM OHIO.
But the abject maggots in the media mislead people about what he said and then the left runs with it.
PSA to any company considering donating to GOP and its candidates: its leader just praised the pro-slavery side of Civil War in the form of Robert E. Lee. Be advised: if you give them a DIME right now I will work hard to associate your brand name w/ slavery for the next 2 years.— Shannon Coulter (@shannoncoulter) October 13, 2018
Alot of people seemed shocked that trump spoke highly of Robert E Lee in southern Ohio last night in Warren County. Truth is, Southern Ohio's a mason-dixon cesspool filled with confederate flag waving white supremacist. Trumps just strategically pandering to his voter base.— Main Event13 (@blatscrew) October 13, 2018
Donald Trump is not ignorant. He knows exactly what he is doing. Trump is a white supremacist leading a white supremacist Republican Party which nurtures and encourages whites supremacy among its voters. Trump's Robert E. Lee comment is totally consistent with Republican racism.— chauncey devega (@chaunceydevega) October 13, 2018
Even Robert E. Lee’s descendent had to put out a stupid whiny video about it:
LOL! Just pathetic.
Look, I am not a fan of the confederacy, or slavery, but I can still say that Lee was a good general without approving of what he was fighting for. And that’s all Trump was doing. This is just like those morons whose brains implode at the thought of someone saying Hitler was a good orator. Oops, sorry, HE WAS. He could not have done all the horrid things he did if he was NOT a good orator.
But the larger point here is that the media will shamelessly misrepresent what Trump says and the liberal left-wing crazies will push the BS as far as possible in order to ensnare Americans who don’t pay attention enough to look into their lies. And that’s why we do what we do.
Byron York posts the transcript of the entire story Trump was telling.
If you've been seeing a lot about what President Trump said about the Civil War, and Robert E. Lee, and Ulysses S. Grant, you might not have seen the entire passage. So here it is: pic.twitter.com/3xKsK2SWdO— Byron York (@ByronYork) October 14, 2018
I’ll try to find video, but the transcript is accurate – the audience does NOT applaud when he talks about Robert E. Lee, and absolutely applauds when he mentions Grant.