NEW YORK – As Confederate statues come under scrutiny across the nation and are slowly, one by one, being taken down by authorities and vigilant citizens (criminals?), President Donald Trump today said those actions are “sad” and that our culture is being “ripped apart”.
Again using his Twitter account, the President laid bare his feelings on the matter this morning, saying “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 President’s statement comes in the wake of the recent tragedy in Charlottesville, Virginia, in which hate groups marched and clashed, some chanting anti-Jewish, racist slogans, leading to violence and bloodshed. A woman was killed when a possible White Supremacist slammed his car into traffic on a crowded street. Many in the “media” including talking heads and elected and formerly-elected officials and politicians are denouncing the division in the country at this time, and some are blaming President Trump for fanning the flames of white pride and emboldening alt-right groups that preach segregation and the suppression of those they view to be inferior. Some of the nation’s top CEO’s abandoned councils he put together on economic development, leading him to dismiss the initiatives and criticize their decisions.