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Trump Sad To See ‘Beautiful’ Confederate Statues Removed: Their ‘History And Culture’ Will ‘Be Greatly Missed’

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Trump Sad To See ‘Beautiful’ Confederate Statues Removed: Their ‘History And Culture’ Will ‘Be Greatly Missed’




President Trump lamented Thursday in a series of tweets that the “history and culture” of the United States is “being ripped apart” by the removal of the “beautiful statues and monuments” of Confederate figures that “will be greatly missed” following the violence in Charlottesville, Va.

“Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our beautiful statues and monuments. You can’t change history, but you can learn from it. Robert E Lee, Stonewall Jackson – who’s next, Washington, Jefferson? So foolish! Also the beauty that is being taken out of our cities, towns and parks will be greatly missed and never able to be comparably replaced!”



The president’s tweets echoed his claim during a defiant news conference on Tuesday that by removing Confederate monuments, we would be heading down a slippery slope that would eventually lead to monuments of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson being removed, both of whom were slave owners.

He again compared the Confederates, who sought to destroy the United States, to the Founding Fathers, writing, “Robert E Lee, Stonewall Jackson – who’s next, Washington, Jefferson? So foolish!”

During the off-the-rails presser, the president also appeared to equate counter-protesters with white nationalist and neo-Nazi groups who incited violence in the college town Saturday.

Twitter users reacted with disgust to the president’s Thursday tweets:

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