Trump lawyer forwarded email comparing Washington, Robert E. Lee


President Trump said that "there is blame on both sides" and that he's "condemned many people".

President Trump's lawyer forwarded an email Wednesday to conservative media outlets and government officials praising Confederate leader Robert E. Lee and comparing him to George Washington, according to a report.

"To literally put the Confederacy on a pedestal in our more prominent places - in honor - is an inaccurate recitation of our full past, is an affront to our present and it is a bad prescription for our future", Landrieu said. "This week, it is Robert E. Lee and this week, Stonewall Jackson", Trump said. "I wanted to make sure, unlike most politicians, that what I said was correct", the president said. "What about Thomas Jefferson?"

You're changing history, you're changing culture and you have people - and I'm not talking about the neo-nazi's and white nationalists - because they should be condemned totally, but you had many people in that group other than neo-Nazis and white nationalists and the press has treated them absolutely unfairly. In doing so, Trump equated the men who created America with the break-away rebellion that declared war on the country, in defense of keeping slavery - human bondage - intact.

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Trump said he thought the man who allegedly rammed his vehicle into a crowded group of counter-protesters, killing one, was "a disgrace". "It is a very, very important process to me". "The statement I made on Saturday, the first statement, was a fine statement, but you don't make statements that direct unless you know the fact". Curt says there's no denying George was a slave owner, however No.1's views changed with time. and he was the only founding father to eventually release his slaves.

He said the statue of Lee was "to them, a very, very important statue", referring to the protesters.

Trump continued, "George Washington was a slave owner - wasn't George Washington a slave owner?"

"I am not putting anybody on a moral plane, what I'm saying is this: you had a group on one side and a group on the other, and they came at each other with clubs and it was vicious and terrible and it was a frightful thing to watch, but there is another side", he said. On Monday, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich asked, "What if you weren't sensitive enough to the Holocaust, we should take down all the statues of Franklin Delano Roosevelt?"

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"Where are you going to stop it?' Gingrich said".

Scores of participants at the rally carried Confederate flags and Nazi flags, and made references to white supremacy and famous Nazi slogans, like the 14 words. The president asked whether removal of monuments to Washington and Thomas Jefferson would come next.

"Before I make a statement, I need the facts".

All of this is especially disconcerting because Robert E. Lee himself was outspoken in opposing erecting of statues or memorials which celebrated the Confederate States, saying they reopened wounds. "I want to know the facts".

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What about the alt-left that came charging in-excuse me-what about the alt-left that came charging at the, as you say, the alt-right?