Donald Trump is Dogwhistling the Ku Klux Klan by Defending Confederate Statues

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Donald Trump is Dogwhistling the Ku Klux Klan by Defending Confederate Statues

Donald Trump is dogwhistling the Ku Klux Klan by defending Confederate statues and moans the loss of “beautiful statues and monuments” in the wake of the Charlottesville white supremacist violence over Robert E. Lee’s statue. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, we have a Confederate presidency and the descent into the cesspool continues at a frightening pace.

The statues and monuments were erected after the Civil War to honor white supremacy and fight against civil rights. There is nothing to celebrate. They aren’t beautiful. They represent racism and darkness. They are symbols of oppression of black people in this country.

Trump tweeted: “Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our beautiful statues and monuments. You can’t change history, but you can learn from it. Robert E Lee, Stonewall Jackson – who’s next, Washington, Jefferson? 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!”

So, slavery and Jim Crow, which included lynchings of black people, were such a beautiful part of our history, right? When will Republicans leaders repudiate Donald Trump by name? This descent into the cesspool of racism isn’t going to end well for the party and the country. Um, so much for the Republican Party being the party of Abraham Lincoln. Trump is trying to make it into the secessionist party.

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