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Trump attacks GOP senators, defends Confederate monuments

21 August 2017, 09:10 | Clyde Nash

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Cooper also said that a state law that requires state officials to approve any action to remove those statues should be repealed.

"I think there is blame on both sides", Trump said, as his new chief of staff, former Marine general John Kelly, stood rigidly near him.

Monuments, roads, and highways named after Confederate heroes abound in South-Eastern United States, including in and around Washington DC.

But after white supremacists applauded Trump's assertion that "both sides" were to blame in Charlottesville, Perry says the statues should be removed from public lands entirely. "Robert E. Lee. Stonewall Jackson - who's next, Washington, Jefferson?" But it was also a time when white southerners, recovering from their loss in the Civil War, were reaffirming their control over the black population through a system of institutionalized racism.

"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 attractive statues and monuments", he tweeted.

President Donald Trump found himself in the eye of a political storm on Wednesday following his stunning remarks on the unrest in Charlottesville, which sparked unease within his own camp and could be a turning point in his already chaotic presidency.

I was pleased to see this development as a number of people with specious claims to be direct descendants of the generals are making it known how angry they are to see the removal of all the confederate monuments.

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When Wilson was president, his War Department drafted black soldiers, and while it paid them the same as whites, it kept them in all-black units with white officers.

'We are writing to say that we understand justice very differently from our grandfather's grandfather, and we wish to make it clear his statue does not represent us, ' they added.

"The Confederate statues on Monument Avenue are, too-especially Jackson, who faces north, supposedly as if to continue the fight". Those who want them to remain accuse their opponents of erasing history and heritage - as Trump just did, when he argued that taking down Confederate memorials is "changing history".

The monuments, Landrieu said "are not just innocent remembrances of a benign history".

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

But the belief that white people are victims ignores the structural reality of racism in the USA, he added.

As a late-blooming Civil War buff, I have mixed feelings about the recently renewed national push to remove Confederate monuments across the nation.

Defending the statues, which have become the center of a raging controversy about whether they glorify racism, was the catalyst for protests that ultimately turned violent in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend. Although Trump condemned the murder and expressed admiration for the liberal activist, the rest of his remarks and arguments are widely seen as being sympathetic to the all-white, alt-right cause - which also constitutes his primary voting base.



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