In case you are just joining us, we would like to use the following example to welcome you to 2018.

NBC News is making the following correction to a tweet about something President Trump said about Confederate general Robert E. Lee, except it wasn’t about Robert E. Lee it was about United States general Ulysses S. Grant.

The original tweet.

How did we get here?

Unsurprisingly, President Trump has also noticed that trend.

NBC News.

President Donald Trump.

Robert E. Lee.

Ulysses S. Grant.

2018.

This kind of thing is exactly why Americans are growing more distrusting of the news media with each passing day and why President Trump’s fake news lines are received so well by his supporters.

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