President Trump has gone all in on defending Confederate monuments.
In a series of tweets on Thursday, Trump called the Lost Cause statues under consideration for removal “beautiful” and expressed his disappointment “to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart.”
He also reiterated his warning that George Washington and Thomas Jefferson may be the next targets of the anti-statue Left.
Those comments didn’t do him any favors in quelling the hysteric level of criticism he is receiving from the media, Democrats and even many Republicans for his remarks on the Charlottesville violence.
Nearing the end of the week, folks still can’t believe the president compared the violence of the “alt-left” to that of the alt-right. While Trump has always received strong criticism from the same people for every controversy he gets himself into, two former supporters denounced him on Thursday over his remarks.