Skip to comments.CNN Commentator: George Washington And Thomas Jefferson Statues ‘Need To Come Down’
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 wasnt protecting my freedoms. My ancestors werent deemed human beings to him. And so to me, I dont care if its a George Washington statue or a Thomas Jefferson statue, they all need to come down, she added.
Ryes 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 cant change history, but you can learn from it. Robert E Lee, Stonewall Jackson whos next, Washington, Jefferson? So foolish!
Oh shaddup, you ignoramus
Another idiot black.
Opinions vary. Thanks ever so much for sharing yours.
I guess “the Washington Redskins” will have to be known as just “the Redskins” or just “ “.
Do they really think it’s wise to start bad mouthing our Founders? Really? Are they this stupid?
"...CNN commentator Angela Rye..."
There goes Mt. Rushmore.
All because Trump shined light on these leftist cochroaches.
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.
And rename Washington DC to Obamaville
...and Stone Mountain...
Once the Social Contract is erased, it’s legal to start shooting them.
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
They have to destroy that new FDR monument as well.
Replace every statue in America with Mr and Mrs hillary and B.O.
And they still wouldn’t be happy.
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.
Democrats haven’t been this pissed off since the Republicans took their slaves away!
Mcauliff tried to favorably invoke Washington and Jefferson and was attacked for it.
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