Trump Says He's 'Sad' To See 'Beautiful' Confederate Statues Removed

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Donald Trump took to his Twitter to voice his displeasure with the removal of Confederate statues across the country.

Thursday morning Trump sent a string of tweets related to the taking down of Confederate statues in the United States, writing:

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!

Baltimore workers used cranes to remove Confederate statues commemorating Robert E. LeeStonewall Jackson, and Roger B. Taney (author of the Supreme Court’s Dred Scott opinion) late Wednesday last night. The decision came a year after a mayoral commission decided to take down the statues of Lee, Jackson, and Taney.

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Initially, the commission had recommended keeping two Confederate artifacts, the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument and the Confederate Women’s of Maryland Monument, but following the violence that took place in Charlottesville, decided to remove all of them.

Then came the removal of a Confederate statue in Durham, North Carolina, by protesters. Takiyah Thompson, the woman who pulled down the statue, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct by injury to a statue, damage to real property, participation in a riot with property damage in excess of $1,500 — which is a Class H felony — and inciting others to riot where there is property damage in excess of $1,500, which is a Class F felony.