Trump 'sad to see' history being 'ripped apart' by Confederate monuments' removal

Trump 'sad to see' history being 'ripped apart' by Confederate monuments' removal

Trump 'sad to see' history being 'ripped apart' by Confederate monuments' removal

The mother of a woman who was killed while protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, said Friday that she won't talk to President Donald Trump because of comments he made after her daughter's death.

President Donald Trump decried American "history and culture" being ripped apart after ripping a pair of critical GOP lawmakers in a series of tweets Thursday morning.

Officials in several states have called for the removal of public monuments that have become symbols of the Confederacy. "Robert E Lee, Stonewall Jackson - who's next, Washington, Jefferson?"

Christian told the AP that he used to be open to the idea that the statues on Richmond's famed Monument Avenue - which memorialize southern Civil War heroes, including Jackson - might be acceptable if context were added to explain why they were built.

"Publicity seeking Lindsey Graham falsely stated that I said there is moral equivalency between the KKK, neo-Nazis & white supremacists and people like Ms. Heyer".

"Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our handsome statues and monuments", the Republican tweeted.

A descendant of Jefferson Davis, the first and only president of the Confederate States of America, said he supports moving the statues to appropriate settings, such as museums.

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Signer called for the removal of Confederate statues from downtown Charlottesville and asked that the governor and the state's General Assembly "come together in a special session so the legislature can swiftly act to enable localities to determine the fate of monuments like the Lee statue". "The people of SC will remember!"

After the clashes in Charlottesville, a mania against Confederate monuments has swept the country.

The president was referring to 32-year-old Heather Heyer, who was killed when a suspected white nationalist crashed his auto into anti-racist demonstrators.

Richmond, like so many cities across the South, has been grappling with the future of its monuments for years - forced to consider whether they should remain part of the city's landscape or be taken down to ensure those who fought to preserve slavery are not glorified.

He said: "We all have a responsibility to condemn racism in the strongest terms wherever it rears its ugly head". I think that what the left-wing media would like to do, and the elite leftists, and even some of the elite establishment of the Republican party, who want to see him fail - they would like to meet this, the definition for his presidency, " she says.

Confederate symbols in Baltimore and nationwide faced a backlash after the 2015 killing of nine African-Americans at a church in Charleston, S.C., by white supremacist terrorist Dylann Roof. When black soldiers protested, Wilson told them "segregation is not a humiliation but a benefit, and ought to be so regarded by you gentlemen". "They were constructed to make black people fearful", Jack Christian said. "Thank you all!" Mr Trump tweeted from NY.

Meanwhile in Charlottesville last night, new lights shone on the University of Virginia campus as thousands of people gathered for a candlelight "Take Back the Lawn" vigil in the same spot where, on Friday night, torch-wielding white supremacists and neo-Nazis had marched, chanting, "Jews will not replace us".

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