Despite the fact that, as we hilariously documented on Wednesday evening, even the great-great grandson of Robert E. Lee thinks his ancestor’s statues should probably come down, Donald Trump isn’t going to let this go.
Just hours after suggesting Lindsey Graham isn’t really concerned about racism in America but is actually just jealous that Trump is President, the commander-in-chief is back at it on Twitter this time with more statue rants:
At this point, we are watching a man self-destruct in real-time.
Even if you agree with Trump’s stance on monuments to the Confederacy (which, again, Robert E. Lee’s own great-great-grandson doesn’t), you’ve got to admit that he would be better off holding his tongue for at least a day or two.
And you know what? Maybe some monuments to the forefathers do need to be removed.
Progress is about recognizing what we’ve done wrong, acknowledging the fact that it was indeed wrong, and moving forward to do whatever it is we’ve decided is right.
If, implicit in that effort, is the idea that we need to rethink how we remember and memorialize the historical figures that built the country, then so be it.
Oh, and this:
All these folks worried about erasing history when the Confederate statues come down will be thrilled to learn about the existence of books.
— Jamil Smith (@JamilSmith) August 16, 2017