Trump Rips Media For ‘Distorting’ Comments On Robert E. Lee

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Saagar Enjeti White House Correspondent
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President Donald Trump attacked NBC News for distorting his recent comments on Confederate General Robert E. Lee, in a Sunday tweet.

Trump faced some backlash from several media outlets for appearing to “praise” Lee when giving an extended riff on his military prowess. However, the riff was accompanied by praise for former President Ulysses S. Grant and noted how he was the only figure capable of destroying the Confederate Army.

The Washington Post criticized Trump for praising Lee so close to an appeal to African American voters.

UPDATE: After issuing a correction, Trump thanked NBC.