On Friday (October 12th), President Trump did what he does greatest when he appeared at a rally in Lebanon, Ohio. With the occasion happening in an effort to spice up Republican voters’ attendance within the midterm elections which are shortly arriving within the United States, he used the platform to provide attendees a fast lesson on the historical past the Civil War.
This time round he determined to give attention to Robert E. Lee, the overall the Confederate Army and what he calls a “phobia” that Abraham Lincoln had Lee.
“So Robert E. Lee was an amazing normal and Abraham Lincoln developed a phobia, he could not beat Robert E. Lee,” Trump advised the group “He was going loopy…however Robert E. Lee was successful battle after battle after battle and Abraham Lincoln got here house and he mentioned ‘I can not beat Robert E. Lee.”
Now this ill-conceived anecdote was to steer as much as Trump’s introduction Ulysses S. Grant, the Union military normal recruited by Abraham Lincoln to defeat Lee’s military within the Cilvil War. Grant, who went on to grow to be the 18th president the United States, was a local Ohio and this marked Trump’s try to make notice the good Ohioans who hail from the Buckeye State.
Naturally, although his determination to spotlight Robert E. Lee and in flip, criticize Abraham Lincoln, and even Grant afterward within the speech raised a couple of eyebrows and shortly sufficient the wheels on Twitter started to go spherical and spherical.