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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Black Attorney Calls Lawmaker’s Lynching Comment a Threat

The Mississippi lawmaker who said “Nazi-ish” Louisiana officials should be lynched for taking down Confederate monuments in New Orleans has been sued by a black attorney, who asked the judge to order state Rep. Karl Oliver to read the biography “The Blood of Emmett Till” and write a book report on it.

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GOP House Candidate Evokes Church Slaughter While Posing With Gun

A Republican House candidate in South Carolina is being condemned for a political ad in which she calls the removal of the Confederate battle flag from the Statehouse grounds a knee jerk reaction to the Charleston church massacre while holding an assault rifle in her hands.

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