Trump has appealed to America begging for the “beautiful confederate statues” to be preserved and not removed, claiming that removing the confederate statues will destroy “our history.”
Trump’s defence of the Confederate statues was first laid bare when he made a speech in which he blamed “both sides” categorically picking out what he called the “Alt-Left” and saying they were “very, very violent” and had charged with clubs at the “very fine people” protesting against the removal of the Confederate statue in Charlottesville.
Defending the alt-right protests to preserve the Confederate Statue of Robert E.Lee, Trump said in a speech during a press conference that:
“This week it’s Robert E. Lee. I notice that Stonewall Jackson’s coming down,” Mr. Trump said during a visit to Trump Tower in New York. “I wonder, is it George Washington next week, and is it Thomas Jefferson the week after? You know you really do have to ask yourself, where does it stop?”
Asked specifically whether Charlottesville’s Lee statue should come down, he said: “I would say that’s up to a local town, community or the federal government, depending on where it is located.”
By endorsing the Confederate Statues and symbols, Trump explicitly states where his position is and unfortunately he’s on the wrong side of history and right now it’s safe to call him a racist and a bigot because his speeches, his views, opinions and the people he supported in Charlottesville speak volumes.
Confederate flags, monuments and statues represent a very painful and dark chapter in American history. The Confederate heroes, soldiers, generals hugely benefited from slavery, built their fortunes on the backs of African Americans and fiercely opposed the end of slavery.
The fact that there are monuments and statues of the confederate generals and “heroes” in American cities at this moment in time is simply astounding. That is why the mood across America at this moment is to remove these statues and if people want to preserve them then keep them in “confederate museums” but not in public squares.
Trump said he’s sad to see the Confederate statues and monuments removed and this is what 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,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “You can’t change history, but you can learn from it.”
Trump is on the wrong side of history and has failed to learn anything. The statues will be going down.
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