As he proved in his disastrous press conference Tuesday, our so-called president doesn’t understand why African-Americans and progressives are upset with public monuments that honor leaders of the Confederacy.
The president offered sympathy to the protesters in Charlottesville who descended on the Virginia city with torches, angry over the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee, the famous Confederate general. Trump said some of the protesters were “quiet” and respectful, and he seemed to support their mission.
“This week, it is [the] Robert E. Lee [statue] and this week, Stonewall Jackson. Is it George Washington next?” Trump said to a phalanx of shocked journalists at Trump Tower in New York. “You really do have to ask yourself, where does it stop?”
Since Trump and his dwindling number of supporters don’t get why it’s insulting to honor those who fought to keep slavery alive, out CNN journalist Don Lemon broke it down.
DON LEMON just served some lemonade tea on CNN and it was delicious. pic.twitter.com/YT0k9nExU6
— Natayio (@natayio) August 15, 2017