The Green Party’s Ajamu Baraka, who was on the ticket with Jill Stein in 2016, called for the removal of monuments to Thomas Jefferson and George Washington in a tweet on Wednesday:
If you want to remove symbols of white supremacy why are you limiting it to confederacy? Yes Trump, Jefferson & Washington must be next.
— Ajamu Baraka (@ajamubaraka) August 16, 2017
President Trump came under fire on Tuesday when he questioned if liberal activists would call for the removal of monuments to Jefferson and Washington during a press conference on Tuesday in Trump Tower:
President Trump: "George Washington was a slave owner… Are we gonna take down statues to George Washington? How about Thomas Jefferson?" pic.twitter.com/bUJnbaniwL
— NBC News (@NBCNews) August 15, 2017
In other words, Trump was right:
This is someone who does not care at all about the symbols, but only about power. https://t.co/9Fj8l3slXh
— Motifa (@molratty) August 17, 2017
Like I said, here we go. https://t.co/WZMVEbvuII
— Ned Ryun (@nedryun) August 17, 2017
My eyes doth rolled out of my skull. https://t.co/B3uBzKro80
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) August 16, 2017
So, will liberals who criticized Trump scold the other liberals who are doing exactly what the president said they would do?
Trump equates Robert E. Lee with George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. He seems ignorant of the differences between 1776 and 1876. Idiot!
— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) August 15, 2017
Idiot … or prophet. You make the call.
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