Sometimes words deliver a punch to the gut. Not the kind of impact that knocks you down, but the kind that lifts you up.
Early Saturday morning, a descendant of the Confederate Civil War General Robert E. Lee, Reverend Robert Lee IV, posted a video message on Twitter taking exception to President Donald Trump’s Friday evening statements praising Lee.
“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. “These were far from the truth.”
Trump was speaking at a rally in Cincinnati, and he peppered looking-glass Civil War history amongst calls for black Americans to “honor” Republicans with their votes. He called Gen. Lee “a true great fighter” and a “great general,” and claimed President Lincoln developed a “phobia” of Lee. Read more…