Former President Donald Trump lamented the removal of a massive statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, warning that “[o]ur culture is being destroyed and our history and heritage, both good and bad, are being extinguished by the Radical Left”.
In an emailed statement released by his Save America PAC, Trump described the Lee statue as “magnificent,” “very famous,” and “a beautiful piece of bronze sculpture” before accusing those who supported its removal of “complete desecration.”
The former president’s statement then segued into a history lesson.
“Robert E. Lee is considered by many Generals to be the greatest strategist of them all,” Trump said. “President Lincoln wanted him to command the North, in which case the war would have been over in one day. Robert E. Lee instead chose the other side because of his great love of Virginia, and except for Gettysburg, would have won the war.
“He should be remembered