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This isn't just another insane Trump tweet. "I think it wiser", Lee wrote about a proposed Gettysburg memorial in 1869, "...not to keep open the sores of war but to follow the examples of those nations who endeavored to obliterate the marks of civil strife, to commit to oblivion the feelings engendered".

Of Democrats, he said, "I want them to talk about racism every day".

Trump is still facing a political firestorm for doubling down on Tuesday on his claims that "both sides" were at fault for the violence last weekend in Charlottesville, even after one alleged white nationalist was charged with murder after ramming his vehicle into a crowd of protesters, killing a 32-year-old Heather Heyer. Duke also tweeted that Trump should "take a good look in the mirror & remember it was White Americans who put you in the presidency, not radical leftists".

The senator from SC has considered that Mr. Trump had "made a step back" on Tuesday, "suggesting again that there is a moral equivalence between the neo-nazi white supremacist and members of the KKK who participated in the event in Charlottesville" and people like Heyer.

"Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our lovely statues and monuments", he said in a series of tweets.

President Donald Trump said he has no regrets for his comments about the events in Charlottesville.

Signer called for the removal of Confederate statues from downtown Charlottesville and asked that the governor and the state's General Assembly "come together in a special session so the legislature can swiftly act to enable localities to determine the fate of monuments like the Lee statue".

Burr and U.S. Rep. David Price, D-4th, were the only members of the state's delegation to Congress who talked about Trump's most recent statements about Confederate monuments.

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When Wilson was president, his War Department drafted black soldiers, and while it paid them the same as whites, it kept them in all-black units with white officers.

After the clashes in Charlottesville, a mania against Confederate monuments has swept the country.

He then added a tweet reviving a debunked legend about a United States general subduing Muslim rebels a century ago in the Philippines by shooting them with bullets dipped in pig blood.

Trump made it clear though on Thursday that he opposed removing Confederate monuments.

The last time there was a loud national conversation about Confederate symbols was following the 2015 shooting of nine black churchgoers in Charleston, S.C., by white supremacist Dylann Roof.

Heather Heyer, 32, died and 19 others were injured when

"Donald Trump should unequivocally condemn those who want to reverse the achievements of the civil rights movement and take us back to the days of Jim Crow". And if you don't agree that these are bad people, you're part of the problem.

The experts who jointly signed the statement are Sabelo Gumedze, Chairperson of the Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent; Mutuma Ruteere, Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance; and Ms Anastasia Crickley, Chairperson of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

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