John Kelly

Many fine people, on both sides

He [Robert E. Lee] was a man that gave up his country to fight for his state which in 150 years ago was more important than country. It was always loyalty to state first back in those days. Now it’s different today. But the lack of an ability to compromise led to the Civil War. And men and women of good faith on both sides made their stand where their conscience had to make their stand.

– White House Chief of Staff General John Kelly, October 30, 2017, arguing that people “of good faith on both sides” couldn’t compromise over the issue of slavery, leading to the Civil War

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Random Hate

Lincoln is LITERALLY Hitler

Well, facts are one thing, and feelings are another, and the truth on this, the pure fact is, Abraham Lincoln and Adolf Hitler have a lot more in common than Robert E. Lee and Adolf Hitler. Robert E. Lee did not kill civilians. Abraham Lincoln did.

– Sons of Confederate Veteran Member Bill Starnes, August 18, 2017, comparing Abraham Lincoln to Adolf Hitler

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Donald J. Trump

Andrew Jackson

I mean had Andrew Jackson been a little bit later you wouldn’t have had the Civil War. He was a very tough person, but he had a big heart… He was really angry that he saw what was happening with regard to the Civil War, he said, ‘There’s no reason for this.’

– President Donald J. Trump, April 30, 2017, discussing how Andrew Jackson (who died in 1845) thought about the Civil War (which began in 1860)

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Larry Pittman

Lincoln is Hitler

If Hitler had won, should the world just get over it? Lincoln was the same sort of tyrant, and personally responsible for the deaths of over 800,000 Americans in a war that was unnecessary and unconstitutional.

– North Carolina Republican Larry Pittman, April, 2017

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