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Donald Trump Issues Nutty Statement About Robert E. Lee Following Removal of Statue

Former President Donald Trump issued a statement on Wednesday evening following the removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee in which he made some bizarrely incorrect and outright stupid observations.

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“Just watched as a massive crane took down the magnificent and very famous statue of ‘Robert E. Lee On His Horse’ in Richmond, Virginia. It has long been recognized as a beautiful piece of bronze sculpture. To add insult to injury, those who support this ‘taking’ now plan to cut it into three pieces, and throw this work of art into storage prior to its complete desecration,” Trump complained.

But what he said next was completely devoid of anything resembling rational thought – that if it were not for his defeat at the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863, Lee would have won the Civil War for the South.

“Robert E. Lee is considered by many Generals to be the greatest strategist of them all. President Lincoln wanted him to command the North, in which case the war would have been over in one day. Robert E. Lee instead chose the other side because of his great love of Virginia, and except for Gettysburg, would have won the war,” Trump proclaimed. “He should be remembered as perhaps the greatest unifying force after the war was over, ardent in his resolve to bring the North and South together through many means of reconciliation and imploring his soldiers to do their duty in becoming good citizens of this Country.”

Right – and if Trump had not lost the 2020 election, he would still be the president.

Trump then defended the Confederacy’s racist legacy and lamented that Lee was not in charge of American forces in Afghanistan, because of all the winning.

Our culture is being destroyed and our history and heritage, both good and bad, are being extinguished by the Radical Left, and we can’t let that happen! If only we had Robert E. Lee to command our troops in Afghanistan, that disaster would have ended in a complete and total victory many years ago,” he complained. “What an embarrassment we are suffering because we don’t have the genius of a Robert E. Lee!”



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