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'Is it George Washington next week?' Trump asked as Confederate statues begin to fall around the US — here's their disturbing history

• Donald Trump held a controversial press conference Tuesday, in the aftermath of a deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville. • He blasted the push to remove Confederate statues — sentiments he reiterated Thursday via Twitter. • Most Confederate statues were erected decades after the war ended. • Such monuments are potent symbols for the entrenched "Lost Cause" ideology, which serves to defend the Confederacy.
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