- On Twitter, Trump accuses media of distorting his words on Charlottesville
- President likens statues of Confederate leaders to those of founding fathers
- ‘Changing history’? No – 32 Confederate monuments dedicated in past 17 years
Donald Trump on Thursday again lamented the removal of Confederate statues from US cities, saying these removals “ripped apart” the country’s history and culture.
He then compared statues of Confederate leaders like Stonewall Jackson to monuments of US founding fathers, including George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.