Duke officials investigating vandalism of Robert E. Lee statue at chapel


Trump, at a news conference at Trump Tower, said numerous hate groups were there to protest the removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from a city park and questioned how many more statues and monuments would be removed. Washington was a slave owner, yes, but the meaning of a Washington statue is not necessarily pro-slavery or pro-white supremacy - whereas that's exactly the point of the vast majority of Confederate memorials in the United States. Taney wrote the infamous 1857 Dred Scott decision that runaway slaves had to be returned to owners and had no rights white people needed to respect.

President Trump "has had a lot of problems with history this week, mainly how he'll be remembered by it", Stephen Colbert said on Thursday's Late Show, "but also with defending the Confederacy". It's fine. You're changing history, you're changing culture.

Kim was in Washington with his wife Jane and their two sons on a trip to visit his sister and nephews.

Why the division? After his death, Lee grew into the central figure of the South's "Lost Cause" narrative, which presents him as a hero of the South fighting for constitutional ideals, rather than the leader of a movement that sought to tear apart the United States in defence of slavery.

Earlier during the trip, the Kims passed protests in Baltimore.

Edwin Thomas Jr., 20, of Dripping Springs, was at the African American History Museum with his parents and siblings before they dropped his sister off at college.

He says the war may not have been the brightest moment in American history, but that doesn't make it unimportant.

Duke University removed a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee from the entrance of a chapel on the Durham, North Carolina, campus, officials said on Saturday, days after it was vandalized.

The monuments, Landrieu said "are not just innocent remembrances of a benign history". So we'll take down his statue.

Chaos broke out at the Charlottesville rally, which included neo-Nazis, skinheads, Ku Klux Klan members, and is believed to be the largest gathering of white supremacists in a decade. First, the monuments in question were built in the 20th century with the explicit objective of asserting racial supremacy of the white people. "They all need to come down", Rye said.

He added that the media "would know [that] if you're honest reporters, but you're not".

Roughly half of those symbols - 718 of them as of a year ago - are monuments and statues. So will George Washington now lose his status? Good. Are we going to take down the statue?

The Twitter posts were the latest in his escalating remarks that critics contend validates white supremacist groups who led a bloody rally over the weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia.

The white supremacist groups quickly clashed with counter-protesters in violence that left one woman dead and dozens more injured. "I think the right side won the war", Rep. Tom Rooney (R-Fla.) told The Hill in an interview.