Robert E. Lee descendant: I was 'disheartened' to hear Trump comments about Confederate general

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A descendant of Robert E. Lee said Saturday that he was "disheartened" to hear President Trump laud the Confederate commander as "a great general" during a campaign rally Friday in Lebanon, Ohio.

“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. These were far from the true,” Robert Lee IV said in a video he posted on Twitter on Saturday.

Trump prompted immediate backlash during the rally after saying Lee was a "great general" and claiming that former President Lincoln had "developed a phobia" because "he couldn’t beat Robert E. Lee."

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