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Trump Fact-Checks NBC for Headline Claiming He Called Robert E. Lee a “Great General”

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Trump often gets criticized by both friends and foes for his liberal use of Twitter.

Say what you will about his choices to mock and belittle media personalities and dangerous dictators alike on the platform, there is certainly a unique advantage to being able to hear directly from the president himself, instead of the blatantly biased media go-between.

While Trump usually goes on epic tweet storms when he gets miffed with the press, causing a backlash, not to mention 48 hours of news coverage, from the press itself.

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But following a recently grossly mischaracterized quotation that NBC had extracted from the President’s rally in Ohio over the weekend, Trump called them out simply and to the point, forcing NBC to issue a correction.

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This is one very good reason for the President to have a Twitter account, because, due to the nature of the misquote, this incident would have otherwise continued to fuel the false impression that he is a raging racist.

Ohio is the birthplace of Union General Ulysses S. Grant, and Trump praised the legendary military leader during the rally. Leading up to this, however, he mentioned Grant’s Confederate counterpart, Robert E. Lee.

“So Robert E. Lee was a great general. And Abraham Lincoln developed a phobia. He couldn’t beat Robert E. Lee,” he explained.

Fair–Lee did lead a military campaign that proved to be a formidable challenge for the Union army for quite some time.

Trump’s point, though, was to praise Grant, who he also said was “a great general,” who “knocked the hell out of everyone.”

“It also gave you a general, who was incredible. He drank a little bit too much,” Trump said, to laughter from the crowd.

So, in other words, Trump basically admitted to being a racist, right? Apparently, according to NBC copywriters:

“WATCH: President Trump says ‘Robert E. Lee was a great general’ during Ohio rally, calling the Confederate leader ‘incredible,'” they tweeted out, with a conveniently edited clip from the speech.

Trump was not having it.

“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!” he tweeted.

The network, surprisingly, actually took account for their “mistake”.

The President was apparently satisfied.

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Israeli Prime Minister Has Historic Meeting With Saudi Prince In Saudi Arabia

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In a historic first for both Israel and Saudi Arabia, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman held a meeting in the city of Neom, Saudi Arabia. This is the first time that a publicly acknowledged meeting between a prime minister of the Israeli government and high-level officials of the government of Saudi Arabia has ever taken place. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attended the historic event, along with Israeli Mossad Chief Yossi Cohen. https://twitter.com/AmichaiStein1/status/1330773342295646210 via The Daily Wire: The meeting is the latest development in the ongoing growth of Arab nations rejecting their previous hostility toward Israel and joining in the effort to counter Iran, which they see as the gravest threat to peace in the Middle East. Those developments were fostered by the Trump administration, which rejected the dangerous Iran nuclear deal embraced by the Obama administration and instead concentrated on bolstering relations between Israel and the surrounding Gulf states. The astonishing rapidity of Arab nations such as the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Sudan all joining the Abraham Accords within three months in 2020 represented a historic shift in the Middle East, nurtured by President Trump. It’s not surprising that Israel and Saudi Arabia would go public with the meeting between Netanyahu and the Saudi prince; they must be worried that a prospective Biden administration would coddle the despotic Iranian regime as the Obama administration did. Of course, all of these great strides toward peace in the Middle East could easily be destroyed if President Trump is not certified to be the winner of the 2020 presidential election. Former Vice President Joe Biden has already made it very clear he will rejoin the Iran nuclear deal, which will no doubt strain our relationship with Israel and many other nations in the region. How…

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Leader For Warp Speed Program Says First Americans Could Receive COVID Vaccine In December

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Moncef Slaoui, the head of the U.S. coronavirus vaccine program, made an appearance on CNN over the weekend where he said that the first doses of the coronavirus vaccine could be administered to Americans around December 11. “Our plan is to be able to ship vaccines to the immunization sites within 24 hours from the approval, so I expect maybe on day two after approval on the 11th or the 12th of December,” Slaoui said. According to Slaoui, the efforts to get a vaccine ready as quickly as possible and distribute it among Americans is not going to be derailed if there happens to be a change in administration. via Newsmax: “All decisions are made, the train is running. Whether one administration or the other doesn’t, frankly, make a difference,” Slaoui said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” The operation “has been isolated from the administration, from the political environment, and the political context,” said Slaoui, a former head of GlaxoSmithKline’s vaccines operation. Yet information on the program isn’t been shared with the incoming Biden administration, he said, consistent with President Donald Trump’s failure to acknowledge his election loss. “I have been informed that I should not be saying anything that’s confidential to anybody, including, you know, anybody that’s not part of the administration, and therefore, I’ll act according to what the legal requirements are,” Slaoui stated. To summarize, Slaoui is saying that if President Trump’s lawsuits and recounts turn out to prove that Joe Biden really is the rightful president, the change in administration will not result in delays for the vaccine getting out to the people. Hopefully, this vaccine will turn out to be safe and effective, allowing folks to choose how they want to protect themselves and their loved ones from infection in the future.  

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