White House Press Secretary has silenced all the reporters who claimed that the White House Chief of Staff, Gen. John Kelly, is a supporter of slavery just because he said that historic monuments should not be taken down.
“Just because you don’t like history that does not mean that you can erase it and pretend that it didn’t happen,” Sanders stated. “That is the point that John Kelly was trying to make. And to try to create something to push a narrative that simply does not exist, is frankly, outrageous and absurd.”
General Kelly has been facing criticism for saying that he believes historic monuments, like the Confederate general Robert E. Lee and Christopher Columbus, should not be taken down just because some people believe that they are offensive.
“One hundred or two hundred years from now, people will criticize us for everything that we do. And I guess that they will tear down statues of people that we revere today,” Kelly said. “It is just very, very dangerous and it shows you how much of a lack of appreciation of history there is today.”
“It is absolutely absurd and disgraceful to keep trying to take comments out of context to mean something they simply just don’t. All of our leaders have flaws,” Sanders said at the press conference, citing former presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Kennedy and Theodore Roosevelt. “That does not diminish their contributions to our counry and we certainly cannot erase them from history.”
Kelly is actually not the only one who thinks that historical monuments should get removed. Charles Barkley has attacked the Antifa for tearing down the monuments they suddenly find offensive and racist and
“That is wasted energy,” said Berkley, who has mostly voted for Democrats. “I am not going to waste my time worrying about these Confederate statues.” And when asked what should happen to the Confederate statues, Barkley said: “I am 54 years old. I have never thought about those statues a day in my life. If you ask most black people, they haven’t thought a day in their lives about those stupid statues.”
The Liberals were actually fine with all of these statues when Barack Obama was still a president, but, when Donald Trump became a president they suddenly started losing their minds and said that these monuments were “racist.”