Donald Trump slams removal of historic statues as Confederate figures come down
Sky News ^ | August 17, 2017 | Aubrey Allegretti, Political Reporter
Posted on 8/17/2017, 5:49:50 PM by 2ndDivisionVet
The US President predicts that monuments to George Washington could come down next – a claim historians say is “ridiculous”.
Donald Trump has said US history and culture is being “ripped apart” by the removal of statues.
The President, whose intervention follows the planned removal of a Confederate monument in Charlottesville that sparked a violent far-right rally, said such actions were “foolish”.
He wrote on Twitter: “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 Charlottesville statue is one of multiple memorials across the US – many depicting military figures who fought unionist troops in the American Civil War – planned for removal…..
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