Why are no commentators looking at the context for the WikiLeaks snippet, “So, you need both a public and a private position”? Hillary Clinton tried to and was shot down.
NPR.org, in its fact checking about the Trump-Clinton face off last night, was kind enough to provide the actual text of the WikiLeaks text. In fact, this fragment is indeed in a discussion of how Lincoln “was maneuvering and working to get the 13th Amendment passed.” If one goes to NPR’s website and selects the “Fact Checking” link, a text search for “Lincoln” will take you directly to the relevant part.
It is certainly not surprising that Donald Trump would ridicule trying to bring in context, if he was even aware of it.