Donald Trump 'Sad' to See Confederate Monuments Taken Down

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Trump is obviously making a failed attempt to distance himself from his "many sides" and "both sides" tweets while focusing on the historical significance of the statues.

The Trump remarks were somewhat a reiteration of the comments that the president made in a dramatic and much-discussed press conference in which he defended his decision to condemn violence on "many sides" in the initial response to the Charlottesville auto ramming attack that killed paralegal Heather Heyer, a counter protester.

The hate rally erupted into a number of violent clashes with counter-protests and hit an apex when a auto plowed into a group of anti-racist demonstrators, killing a 32 year-old woman and injuring almost 20 other victims.

Members of the various hate groups - the neo-Nazis, KKK, and white supremacists - were in Charlottesville to attend a "Unite the Right" gathering and protest the removal of a statue of Lee, who led the Confederate effort during the Civil War.

Trump said the "beauty" of the statues "will be greatly missed", but did not specify who would miss them. I noticed that Stonewall Jackson is coming down, ' he pointed out.

'I wonder, is it George Washington next week?

Lee commanded the Confederate Army in the Civil War which was fought largely over race and slavery. President Trump previously made reference to the fact that Washington was a slave owner. How about Thomas Jefferson?

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What do you think of Donald Trump's support of the Confederate monuments?

When a reporter answered yes, Trump went on.

In Baltimore, four monuments were quietly taken down Wednesday in the early hours, while in Durham, North Carolina, protesters took matters into their own hands by pulling down a statue of a Confederate soldier on Monday.

"In a public place, if it is offensive and people are taking issue with it, let's move it. Let's put it somewhere where historically it fits with the area around it so you can have people come to see it, who want to understand that history and that individual", he added.

"While we are not ashamed of our great-great-grandfather, we are ashamed to benefit from white supremacy while our black family and friends suffer", the brothers and Richmond natives wrote.

And they are modern-day rallying points for torch-carrying, swastika-waving groups anxious that Jews, blacks and Hispanics just aren't letting white people get a fair shake.

Bannon's future has been in doubt this week, but he is said to be supportive and even pleased with the way that Trump has responded to the Charlottesville attacks. While Trump condemned the neo-Nazi and white supremacists who protested, he insisted there were "very fine people" among those protesting the removal of Lee's statue in Charlottesville.

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