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A defiant President Donald Trump shrugged off a barrage of bipartisan criticism on Thursday and said United States culture and history were being "ripped apart" by the removal of Confederate statues.

His remarks were welcomed by former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke, who tweeted: "Thank you President Trump for your honesty & courage to tell the truth".

Robert E. Lee was one of the Confederate generals in the American Civil War. "So foolish! Also the beauty that is being taken out of our cities, towns and parks will be greatly missed and never able to be comparably replaced".

Yet they founded a nation with ideals that ultimately compelled Americans to recognize and rectify its original sin, and the discrimination it engenders, on the never-ending course to a more flawless union.

"Such a disgusting lie", Trump said.

"Dear @realDonaldTrump: Robert Lee and Stonewall Jackson are not the same as Washington and Jefferson".

Historians have suggested that while George Washington had some similarities to the two leaders, it was "ridiculous" to conflate him with them.

Just over two-thirds of Republicans said they approve of Trump's response to the attack, where a auto rammed into a crowd of counter protesters, killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer.


In 2015, the University of Texas removed a statue of Wilson, along with one of Confederate President Jefferson Davis, from campus.

They celebrate people who took up arms against the country, the country Trump now leads, so that they could continue owning slaves. An unsurprising seventy-seven percent of African-Americans said the president's response was inadequate, in contrast to the 13 percent who said it was enough. "They totally misrepresent what I say about hate, bigotry. etc. Shame!"

"Mr. President, like most I seek to move out nation, my state, and our party forward - toward the light - not back to the darkness", Graham's tweets read.

The poll says Republicans who were interviewed after the conference fell Trump is "assigning blame accurately in the matter".

'We are writing to say that we understand justice very differently from our grandfather's grandfather, and we wish to make it clear his statue does not represent us, ' they added.

Trump's rejection of the removal of Confederate monuments also came just a few hours after a CBS News poll showed that while a majority of Americans disapproved of Trump's response to the violence in Charlottesville, two-thirds of Republicans approved of his response. "I have no problems with that", Lee said.

"But you know, how many statues of black people are there in the South?"

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