White House Chief of Staff John Kelly went on Fox (“news”) News last night and announced his support for Confederate monuments, even saying, “I would tell you that Robert E. Lee was an honorable man.”

After his praise of the Confederate general, who is known for having tortured slaves, Kelly went on to profess his belief that “the lack of an ability to compromise led to the Civil War.”

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There are a number of willful misinterpretations buried within that statement, so author and national correspondent for The Atlantic Ta-Nehisi Coates broke down the facts on his Twitter feed in response. …

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