Trump turns up charged air over 'history and culture'

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On Thursday morning, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham repeated his criticism of the president's actions in a series of Twitter posts after Mr Trump tweeted that Mr Graham was "publicity seeking".

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A new poll suggests that those college students who are demanding the removal of Confederate monuments are actually in the minority among their peers.

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Historians and a host of others have recently written articles, appeared on news shows, and engaged in tweetstorms to show that these monuments have little, if anything, to do with the actual civil war or the so-called heroes of the Confederacy.

It's a sentiment echoed by Trump, who tweeted this about the statues: "Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our lovely statues and monuments".

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Robert E. Lee V, an athletic director at The Potomac School in McLean, Virginia, the great-great grandson of the Confederate general, said the family hates to see the statues be a source of division.

Look, neo-Nazis, the KKK, white supremacists - these are bad people.

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The last time there was a loud national conversation about Confederate symbols was following the 2015 shooting of nine black churchgoers in Charleston, S.C., by white supremacist Dylann Roof.

"The Confederate statues on Monument Avenue are, too-especially Jackson, who faces north, supposedly as if to continue the fight".

The violent fracas in the Virginia college town ended in tragedy when a 20-year-old suspected Nazi sympathiser, James Fields, ploughed his auto into a crowd of anti-racism protesters, leaving one woman dead and 19 others injured.

On Sunday, thousands of white nationalists, neo-Confederates and right-wing protesters, clashed with groups that oppose them, during demonstrations in Charlottesville, a historic college town in Virginia. "We must call evil by its name", tweeted Sen. The city of Baltimore, under the cover of night, removed all of its Confederate monuments.

'We are writing to say that we understand justice very differently from our grandfather's grandfather, and we wish to make it clear his statue does not represent us, ' they added.

They were soldiers who chose to fight to preserve the enslavement of a race of people required for the economic stability of the South - people they considered inferior to themselves. "Black people, you can ignore that joke".

It was also Southern "culture", as Trump put it, to fly the Confederate flag at their state capitols; some even used it as a model for their state flags.

More than 1,000 people held a rally in response at the Lee-Jackson Monument in Wyman Park Dell Sunday and marched through Charles Village, rebuking the white supremacists and calling for the monument's removal.

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