One Tweet Perfectly Captures Why America Doesn't Need Confederate Statues




One Tweet Perfectly Captures Why America Doesn
One Tweet Perfectly Captures Why America Doesn't Need Confederate Statues

A tweet about Confederate statuesis resonating with hundreds of thousands of people.

Jamil Smith, a Los Angeles-based writer who has contributed to The New York Times, the Washington Post and the Daily Beast, had a great response to those who believe the removal of Confederate statues will "erase" history.

Smith's tweet, which has received over 200,000 likes and 73,000 retweets, also received its fair share of funny responses that further proved his point.

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump gave a shocking press conference in which he defended people who attended a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that left one woman dead on Saturday.

The rally, called "Unite the Right," was organized to protest the removal of a statue commemorating Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

During his remarks at Trump Tower, the president argued that taking down Confederate statues, like Lee's, could lead to the removal of statues of other historic figures like George Washington or Thomas Jefferson.

Clearly Trump, and other white Americans who believe their heritage and history is being obliterated, hasn't heard about museums, either.

This article originally appeared on HuffPost.
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