- Trump: ” I wonder is it George Washington next week and is it, Thomas Jefferson, the week after?”
President Trump at Trump Tower in New York City on left-wing rampage removing Confederate statues like the statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, VA:
“Many of those people were there to protest the taking down of the statue of Robert E. Lee. So this week it’s Robert E. Lee. I noticed that Stonewall Jackson is coming down. I wonder is it George Washington next week and is it, Thomas Jefferson, the week after? You know, you really do have to ask yourself where does it stop.”
“George Washington was a slave owner. Was George Washington a slave owner? So will George Washington now lose his status? Are we gonna take down–are we gonna take down our statues of George Washington,” Trump asked a reporter.
“How about Thomas Jefferson? What do you think of Thomas Jefferson? You like him? Ok good. Are we gonna take down his statue because he was a major slave owner. Now, are we gonna take down his statue?”
“You’re changing history, you’re changing culture…”