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George Washington And Thomas Jefferson Statues 'Need To Come Down — CNN Commentator

21 August 2017

Carpenter lamented that Trump was dividing the country into "choosing sides" over this confederate monument issue, and leaving a political dynamic that left "no room for moderation". Are we going to take down ... statues to George Washington?

"It's an idiotic comparison. We don't want everything just brushed under the rug". "It falls apart on the fundamental level that George Washington devoted his life to trying to unite our nation". There were already Latinos.

Trump on the alt-left: "What about the alt-left that came charging the, as you say, the alt-right?"

Coming back to the monuments debate, Bolduan asked Rye,"Is it about statues and monuments?" President Trump appears to understand this more than many conservatives, who have sat on their hands while American history is torn down. "American history is not all glorious", Rye said, responding to host Kate Bolduan's question, "Is it about statues and monuments?"

It's true: Washington did, indeed, own slaves starting at age 11, according to, the website for the president's home.

Sen. Orrin Hatch, the longest now serving Republican senator, wrote, "We should never hesitate to call out hate".

She added that because George Washington and other great American historical figures owned slaves, they deserved to be called out and recognized not for their accomplishments, but for their title of "slave owner". "He wasn't protecting my freedom".

"I was so exhausted I don't remember saying something nice or derogatory about him", Bro said, adding she did not want to criticize the president.

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The mayor had previously said he thought the monuments should stay but have context added about what they represent and why they were built, but changed course after the events in Charlottesville, where white supremacists rallied after the city voted to remove of a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee. I hear she was a fine, really actually an incredible young woman. I'm going to finish my point.

Trump condemned neo-Nazis and white supremacists on both Monday and Tuesday. "Not all of those people were white supremacists, by any stretch". And sometimes what it is, John, are blind spots.

A man who led attempts to save the Robert E Lee statue in Charlottesville has told talkRADIO that there could potentially be 1,000 similar flashpoints if people on both sides of the statue debate don't take action. Because we're very close to repeating it right now. "About this Robert E. Lee thing, I'm nothing like that guy", Fallon's Washington said.

Lee and Jackson were the leaders of the US' secessionist movement that was organized to preserve the institution of slavery.

Avlon countered that Rye is polarizing the conversation in the manner that President Trump wants.

The legacy of some of the founding fathers and slavery is a very problematic one and something that we simply have to deal with. "I wonder, is it George Washington next week?" I have no doubt about it, and you don't have any doubt about it either. "But her mother on Twitter thanked me for what I said".

Journalist Farai Chidyea argued that she considers Washington a hero, but he also pursued his runaway slave. There's a new book out called "Never Caught". She continued by saying that Washington is a "complex" figure, heroes have nuance, and no heroes are ideal. Although some white people in his era knew that slavery was wrong and opposed it, Washington lived in an age when there were few who challenged slavery. I am obsessed with history.

Trump has come under fire from Republicans and Democrats alike for insisting that anti-racism protestors were equally to blame for violence last weekend at a rally staged by neo-Nazis and white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, to protest the planned removal of a statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee. That's what I believe.

George Washington And Thomas Jefferson Statues 'Need To Come Down — CNN Commentator