Rep. Eric Swalwell is the gift that keeps on giving, especially if you’re a Twitchy editor. He’s a lot like if Michael Avenatti and Gomer Pyle had a baby – admit it, when you really sit down and think about it you can see it.
Anywho, over the weekend, the media went full-out STUPID over a speech Trump gave at his rally in Ohio on Friday night. Trump said Robert E. Lee was an incredible general in a build up to give Grant credit for being amazing enough to beat him. And as usual, our disingenuous friends in the media ran with the narrative that Trump has a bromance with Lee and so he’s a giant racist.
Even though the transcript tells a very different story. Trump called NBC out:
NBC News has totally and purposely changed the point and meaning of my story about General Robert E Lee and General Ulysses Grant. Was actually a shoutout to warrior Grant and the great state in which he was born. As usual, dishonest reporting. Even mainstream media embarrassed!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 14, 2018
NBC did later apologize for the ‘mistake,’ and maybe if Swalwell could settle down a little bit he wouldn’t have made such a giant tool of himself … again.
Leaders are measured by where they stood on questions of morality. General Lee sided with slavery. Lincoln sided with freedom. Flash forward. You’ve sided with and ordered children caged. Most of us are still with Lincoln. https://t.co/dOsOeJRFdI
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) October 14, 2018
General Lee did not side with slavery, he sided with Virginia.
Lincoln actually wanted Lee to lead the Union Army.
Obama had kids in cages long before Trump came along to deal with the mess he made of our immigration system.
It doesn't matter where he sided. He is a great general. Lincoln first offered him command. He went home to Virginia where his family was, because he couldn't see fighting them. You people look stupid trying to rewrite history to "own" TRump.
— GOP Pouncer (@Mellecon) October 15, 2018
Not to mention, NBC News admitted they screwed up:
You mean this? https://t.co/uPOyzKIMCU
— Durka Durka (@durkadurkaallah) October 14, 2018
Read a book, Swalwell.
— Jason Scalese (@coachscalese) October 15, 2018
You are another Progressive #PavlovDog, conditioned to produce a moronic response at the mere mention of Lee’s name.
Also, no Prog should speak about morality. They have no knowledge on the topic.
Also, Lee opposed slavery.
Lastly, 0bama ordered children caged.
— (((WitCoHE))) (@E__Strobel) October 15, 2018
Lincoln believed and said that blacks and whites could not be equals because of their genetics… where would that rate on your racism scale?? Does it matter that Lincoln was racist? Why or why not?
— John Griffith (@jgriffith81) October 15, 2018
How can you possibly be this ignorant of our history? P.S. Lincoln was the OG Republican.
— Contagio (@unionblue83) October 14, 2018
Read a history book. You're embarrassing yourself.
— Chris Westrick (@CHWestrick) October 15, 2018
You are an absolute disgrace.
A liar, a fool, and a mindless tool for an evil political party that has baby killing as its only reason for being.
Black hearted clown with no political future.
— Sharkman (@Sharkman1963) October 14, 2018
What he said.
NBC has now admitted they misrepresented what Trump said.
Also, you're misrepresenting Lee.
— Cindy Cooper (@CindyCoops) October 14, 2018
I used to think you were just a hack.
Now you’ve proven yourself an ignorant hack.
— Larry Gates (@AggieLarry) October 15, 2018
One would think your job would necessitate that you possess a better grasp of history….
— Patsy Jones (@pjones59) October 14, 2018