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Historians explain the difference between George Washington and Confederate monuments

Donald Trump thinks it’s a slippery slope from taking down statues of Confederate leaders like Robert E. Lee to taking down statues of Founding Fathers like George Washington and Thomas Jefferson because they were slave owners. Donald Trump either does not understand or hopes we do not understand that there is a difference between someone who has a place in history because of his attempt to split the nation in a violent defense of slavery and someone who has a place in history because of his role in founding the nation, however much we abhor that he also enslaved people.
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