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President Trump slams NBC News for deliberately distorting his comments about Robert E. Lee

October 14, 2018 GMT

President Trump on Sunday accused NBC News of purposely twisting his comments about confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee and Union Gen. Ulysses Grant at a campaign rally.

NBC News has totally and purposely changed the point and meaning of my story about General Robert E Lee and General Ulysses Grant, Mr. Trump tweeted. Was actually a shoutout to warrior Grant and the great state in which he was born. As usual, dishonest reporting. Even mainstream media embarrassed!

At a rally in Ohio Friday night, Mr. Trump referenced the Confederate Army general as a great general to make the point that Grant, an Ohio native, eventually defeated a tough adversary.

Robert E. Lee was a great general, and Abraham Lincoln developed a phobia, Mr. Trump said during the event. He couldnt beat Robert E. Lee. But Grant figured it out, and Grant is a great general, and Grant came from right here.

Several news outlets reported Mr. Trumps comment about Lee being great without reporting the rest of his remarks.