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Trump keeps repeating an ugly myth about a revered US general — and one of his last living relatives says she is 'appalled'

In the hours after 14 people were killed in a terror attack in Spain, President Donald Trump tweeted that the Spaniards should "study what General Pershing of the United States did to terrorists when caught. There was no more Radical Islamic Terror for 35 years!" Trump was referring to the long-debunked myth that Army Gen. John Joseph "Black Jack" Pershing, who was the governor of the Philippines after the Spanish-American war, quelled Muslim insurgents there by shooting them with bullets that had been dipped in pig's blood.
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