Trump Calls Removal of Confederate Monuments ‘Foolish’

President Donald Trump on Thursday denounced the removal of monuments to Confederate figures as “foolish,” days after a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, to protest the planned removal of a statue of the Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee led to the death of a counter-protester and the injury of 19 others.

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Deadly Rally Accelerates Removal of Confederate Statues

The deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, is accelerating the removal of Confederate monuments in cities across the nation in much the same way that a 2015 mass shooting by a white supremacist led to the end of the Confederate flag being flown on public property.

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Sessions Calls ‘Evil Attack’ in Charlottesville an Act of Terror

The organizer of a Saturday rally of white supremacists in Charlottesville, Va. that left one person dead and 19 others hospitalized was forced to flee his own press conference Sunday after an angry crowd rejected his assertions that city officials were to blame for the tragedy.

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