"I encourage you to continue to be the people that God has called us to be, those people who are so enraged with holy anger that we do not sit by and let this happen.""General Grant. And he went in and he knocked the hell out of everyone".
Trump's praise of Lee came after he asked black voters to "honor" the GOP by voting for Republicans in November.
After Trump called out NBC News, the network posted a correction.
Trump hosted the Lebanon, Ohio, rally to support Rep. Steve Chabot (R), the incumbent in district's Congressional race, a fact that Chabot seemed perturbed by.More news: Chiefs, Patriots missing key defensive players for matchup
Robert E. Lee was born in Virginia. But on Sunday, NBC had to correct that tweet since, as it turns out, Trump was actually praising Union General (and future U.S. President) Ulysses S. Grant in the clip.
"Last night I was disheartened to hear Donald Trump, our president, make comments about Robert E. Lee as a great general, as an honorable man", Lee said. As usual, dishonest reporting. He said his statements about Lee were part of a monologue in which he applauded Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant-an OH native.
The media reported Trump's comments as praise for the confederate army general, implying a racist dog whistle on the part of the president in favor of the confederates.
Nevertheless, the story that Trump took time at his rally to "praise" Robert E. Lee was a constant theme on MSNBC all weekend, up to and including this morning.More news: "Diablo Reign of Terror" Merch Found On Blizzard Store
He wrote, "NBC News has totally and purposely changed the point and meaning of my story about General Robert E Lee and General Ulysses Grant".
During the rally, Trump said that despite Grant's drinking problem, Lincoln still turned to the Union general to defeat Lee.
He continued, "It also gave you a general who was incredible". Trump praised Ulysses S Grant repeatedly during the speech, especially since the general was originally from Ohio. In reality, as one can tell by watching the full clip, those remarks were directed to General Grant. "Even mainstream media embarrassed!" "And Abraham Lincoln developed a phobia". "He drank a little bit too much", Trump said to laughter.
On October 12, NBC tweeted a video clip which appeared to show Trump calling Robert E Lee, who led the Confederate army in the Civil War, an "incredible" general.More news: Bitcoin Whales Might Not Be the Ones Manipulating The Market
Lee was winning battle after battle after battle.