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Trump Bemoans Confederate Statue Removals: 'So Foolish'

Trump Bemoans Confederate Statue Removals: 'So Foolish'
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By    |   Thursday, 17 August 2017 09:39 AM

In an extraordinary set of tweets Thursday morning, President Donald said he was sorry that Confederate monuments were being removed from public spaces all over the country, calling the slavery-linked artifacts “beautiful statues” and saying the moves were “foolish.”

Shortly after 10 a.m., Trump said on Twitter:

 

Trump’s tweets come amid a growing storm of criticism over his flip-flopping position on those to blame for Saturday’s deadly free-for-all at a white supremacy rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

The commander in chief sparked outrage when he first said "many sides" were to blame for the violence in which counter-protester Heather Heyer, 32, was killed.

He later flip-flopped and called out the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazis, and white supremacist groups. Then, he flip-flopped again, going back to his "many sides" view Tuesday.

Trump also said some of the alt-right protesters are "very nice people" and both sides of the protests had some "very fine" people.

Since Saturday, cities, towns and villages across the country have been removing monuments to Confederate war figures amid anger that they glorify people fighting to maintain slavery.

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In an extraordinary set of tweets Thursday morning, President Donald said he was sorry that Confederate monuments were being removed from public spaces all over the country, calling the slavery-linked artifacts “beautiful statues” and saying the moves were “foolish.”
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