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CNN Commentator: George Washington And Thomas Jefferson Statues ‘Need To Come Down’
The Daily Caller ^ | 08/17/2017 | PETER HASSON

Posted on 08/17/2017 1:07:48 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo

Two days after President Trump questioned whether tearing down Confederate statues would lead leftists to targeting statues and monuments to George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and other Founding Fathers, CNN commentator Angela Rye did exactly that.

“We have to get to the heart of the problem here and the heart is the way many of us were taught American history. American history is not all glorious,” Rye said in a heated segment on Thursday.

“George Washington was a slave owner. We need to call them out for what they are, whether we think they were protecting American freedom or not. He wasn’t protecting my freedoms. My ancestors weren’t deemed human beings to him. And so to me, I don’t care if it’s a George Washington statue or a Thomas Jefferson statue, they all need to come down,” she added.

Rye’s comments, which were first pointed out by the Washington Free Beacon on Thursday, come amidst heated national debate on whether to tear down Confederate monuments and statues around the country.

President Trump weighed in on the debate on Thursday.

“Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our beautiful statues and monuments,” Trump tweeted. “You can’t change history, but you can learn from it. Robert E Lee, Stonewall Jackson – who’s next, Washington, Jefferson? So foolish!”


TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: blackcommies; bookburners; brownshirts; founders; insurrection; marxistfascists; purge; radicalleft; sedition; trumpwasright
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1 posted on 08/17/2017 1:07:48 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Mr. Mojo

Oh shaddup, you ignoramus


2 posted on 08/17/2017 1:08:57 PM PDT by goodnesswins (Say hello to President Trump)
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To: Mr. Mojo

Another idiot black.


3 posted on 08/17/2017 1:09:33 PM PDT by Jim 0216
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To: Mr. Mojo

Dear Angela,

Opinions vary. Thanks ever so much for sharing yours.


4 posted on 08/17/2017 1:09:59 PM PDT by robroys woman
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To: Mr. Mojo

I guess “the Washington Redskins” will have to be known as just “the Redskins” or just “ “.


5 posted on 08/17/2017 1:10:12 PM PDT by wattsgnu
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Do they really think it’s wise to start bad mouthing our Founders? Really? Are they this stupid?


6 posted on 08/17/2017 1:10:17 PM PDT by freepertoo
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"...CNN commentator Angela Rye..."


She is far, far, far more accomplished as a person than President Washington and President Jefferson.

7 posted on 08/17/2017 1:11:40 PM PDT by Blue Jays ( Rock hard ~ Ride free)
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There goes Mt. Rushmore.


8 posted on 08/17/2017 1:11:44 PM PDT by LydiaLong
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To: Mr. Mojo

All because Trump shined light on these leftist cochroaches.


9 posted on 08/17/2017 1:12:06 PM PDT by Williams (Stop tolerating the intolerant.)
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I predict the level of intensifying Identity politics we’ve been seeing in the past few days is going to get real old, real fast. These people see an opening and they are overreaching. Yelling at White people how racist they are and how our heritage must be destroyed cannot possibly be a winner. Anyone who thinks giving into this will lead to healing is delusional. It will lead to even crazier demands.


10 posted on 08/17/2017 1:12:20 PM PDT by rbg81 (Truth is stranger than fiction)
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And rename Washington DC to Obamaville


11 posted on 08/17/2017 1:12:32 PM PDT by hillarynot (I play in Peoria)
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To: wattsgnu

Good one.


12 posted on 08/17/2017 1:12:44 PM PDT by Williams (Stop tolerating the intolerant.)
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To: LydiaLong

...and Stone Mountain...


13 posted on 08/17/2017 1:12:46 PM PDT by HarleyLady27 ( "The Force Awakens!!!"...Trump and Pence: MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!!)
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To: freepertoo

Once the Social Contract is erased, it’s legal to start shooting them.


14 posted on 08/17/2017 1:12:57 PM PDT by The Toll
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Hey Angela, since you feel that way both Washington and Jefferson are on our currency..so if you hate them both so much, turn over your money..come on put your money where your mouth is


15 posted on 08/17/2017 1:13:02 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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They have to destroy that new FDR monument as well.


16 posted on 08/17/2017 1:13:30 PM PDT by Williams (Stop tolerating the intolerant.)
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Replace every statue in America with Mr and Mrs hillary and B.O.
And they still wouldn’t be happy.


17 posted on 08/17/2017 1:14:11 PM PDT by Leep (Less talk more ACTiON!)
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Make the democrat party pay reparations to blacks for slavery, and Japanese for the WWII internments. Tax them at 50% of their revenue. Strike at the heart of the problem and watch them scatter, and then nail them on their hypocracy.


18 posted on 08/17/2017 1:14:11 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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Democrats haven’t been this pissed off since the Republicans took their slaves away!


19 posted on 08/17/2017 1:14:26 PM PDT by CodeToad (AA)
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Mcauliff tried to favorably invoke Washington and Jefferson and was attacked for it.


20 posted on 08/17/2017 1:14:36 PM PDT by Williams (Stop tolerating the intolerant.)
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