Removal of the Confederate Monument was Sad and Foolish, Trump says - Movingtrend

Independent - Friday August 18, 2017

The removal of the Confederate monument of Gen. Robert E. Lee from a park in Charlottesville, Virginia, was 'sad' and 'foolish' tweeted by the US President Donald Trump. He sided the White supremacists who oppose the removal of the monuments. White supremacists see Gen. Robert E. Lee, as a national hero.

White supremacists see this monument as symbol of hero, but the anti-racism activists see such monuments as the reminder of the country dark history. A woman – 32-year-old Heather Heyer – killed when the white nationalist rammed his car into the crowd who supported the city's decision to remove the statue. Two police officers also died, by helicopter crashed during the monitoring of the White supremacists rally.

"Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our beautiful statues and monuments,” Mr Trump said in a series of tweets. “You can’t change history, but you can learn from it.”

About the removal of the Confederate monuments Mr. Trump denied to blame the White supremacists and said hatred on many sides caused the clashes. President Trump continuously blamed the White supremacists as racist, but could not called a man who killed the women a 'terrorist'.

Clashes in Virginia city, on Tuesday Trump repeated its stand and said both sides are responsible for this chaos. He accused the neo-Nazi and Ku Klux Klan supporters who participated in the White supremacists rally, but also accepting that there are 'very fine people' protesting the removal of the Confederate monument.

ACBS News poll showed that majority of Americans disapproved of Trump’s response to the violence in Charlottesville. Trump did not try to handle this issue properly, and finally the result is the removal of the monument.

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