Open white supremacist Donald Trump let it all out Friday morning and defended the comments he made in the aftermath of the 2017 white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., in which he said there was “very fine people on both sides.”
Donald was asked about his comments today by a reporter at the White House and his first response was, “Oh I’ve answered that” with an annoyed and tired attitude. He’s sick of trying to twist his words into what they’re not and today decided to just praise slavery, “Whether you like it or not.”
“If you look at what I said, you will see that that question was answered perfectly,” Trump said as he left the White House for Indianapolis, “I was talking about people that went because they felt very strongly about the monument to Robert E. Lee, a great general. Whether you like it or not, he was a great general.” You can see it all in the footage below.
Asked if he still thinks there were "very fine people" on both sides of the white supremacist rallies in Charlottesville, Trump says, "I was talking about people that went b/c they felt very strongly about the monument to Robert E Lee. A great general, whether you like it or not" pic.twitter.com/D7O5vFWy29
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 26, 2019
Never mind that Robert E. Lee owned 200 slaves that he tortured, and then led a rebellion to extend slavery, which killed about 620,000 people. Trump defends these people because these are his people. He doesn’t care about the other side, which is why he said what he said, “Whether you like it or not.” Robert E Lee was a great general, whether I like it or not?
No, that’s simply an opinion formed based on how you look at history and from which side you look at the Civil War from. He’s only a great general if you admire his side and cause. A general that is a good tactician but owned slaves is not “great” looking back on history with a proper lens.