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Trump Mourns Loss of “Beautiful Statues and Monuments” in Wake of Charlottesville Rally Over Robert E. Lee Statue

posted on August 17, 2017

The Washington Post’s David Nakamura reports, “President Trump on Thursday mourned the loss of ‘beautiful statues and monuments’ in the wake of the violent clashes in Charlottesville during a white supremacist demonstration protesting the planned removal of a statue depicting Confederate military commander Robert E. Lee.” In a series of morning tweets, President Trump doubled down on statements made earlier in the week, in which he claimed that some “Unite the Right” demonstrators had legitimate complaints. Nakamura adds, “Some white supremacist leaders, including David Duke, the former KKK grand wizard, have praised Trump for his ‘honesty’ and ‘courage.”’

Read at The Washington Post