LeBron James Calls Out Trump For Making Hate 'Fashionable Again'

Tomas Mccoy
August 21, 2017

"Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our lovely statues and monuments", he said in a series of tweets. "I wonder, is it George Washington next week?"

A second user wrote, "Trump literally just compared Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson to George Washington and Thomas Jefferson; that encapsulates his stupidity". So you know what?

Charlie Crawford, president of the Georgia Battlefields Association, a preservation group that helps provide context to historical markers, said the Confederacy means many things.

"I don't think it [taking down the Confederate monuments] would change history, because history has already been done", Blackshear said while standing by the Martin Luther King Jr. monument, which he said is his favorite in Washington. The neo-Nazi group was initially in town to protest the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee.

He said that just as there were innocent citizens voicing their opinion for the removal of the city's Robert E. Lee statue, there were also innocent demonstrators there to speak out against its removal. We need to call slave owners out for what they are. "More importantly, he was a white man who built something".

But what about Trump's belief that by taking down these statues, America is "changing history" and "changing culture"? I hear she was a fine, really actually an incredible young woman.

In his comments, Trump lamented the push to take down Confederate statues. But Stephens' "cornerstone" speech accurately describes the larger cause that Lee willingly served and generally accepted: a drive to overturn the idea of equality, which Stephens called an "error".

"President Trump, by asking, "Where does this all end" - Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln - connects with the American people about their history, culture and traditions", Bannon said.

The press availability was a complete train wreck, as Trump went on at length defending his reprehensible remarks and refusing to directly confront racism and his racist support base. The same does not hold true of Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, and other Confederates - who sought to create a country where slavery would last in perpetuity. Both came from slave-owning plantation families. "They are saying, 'Our liberty rests on this. servile class so we can achieve wealth and prosperity'".

A statue of George Washington stands near the University of Texas.

OK. Good. Are we going to take down the statue? How about Thomas Jefferson? If Confederate statues and war markers are all universally offensive, should they be taken down at places like Gettysburg too? [Jefferson] was a major slave owner. "Now are we going to take down his statue?"

"You can't change history, but you can learn from it", he tweeted.

Several members of an alt right group have gathered in Charlottesville, Va to express their first amendment rights. They clashed violently with counterdemonstrators, and after authorities ordered the crowd to disperse, a auto plowed into a group of marchers, killing a woman and injuring 19 others. "The President's continued talk of blame "on many sides" ignores the abhorrent evil of white supremacism, and continues a disturbing pattern of complacency around acts of hate from this President, his Administration and his campaign for the presidency", the statement read.

Trump said Tuesday that the people in Charlottesville were not all neo-Nazis or white supremacists-some were simply there to stop the removal of the Lee statue.

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