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Charlottesville, Va.

Workers from the City of Charlottesville Parks Department cover the statue of Confederate General Stonewall Jackson in a black tarp in Charlottesville, Va., Aug. 23, 2017. (Photo: Justin Ide/Reuters)

Here are the ‘beautiful’ Confederate monuments Trump wants to stay put

Workers in Charlottesville draped giant black covers over two statues of Confederate generals on Wednesday, July 23, to symbolize the city’s mourning for a woman killed while protesting a white nationalist rally.

On Thursday, July 17, President Trump fired off a flurry of tweets bemoaning the removal of “beautiful” Confederate monuments in the aftermath of violent clashes in Charlottesville, Va., where a white supremacist defending a local statue rally drew national condemnation. “Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart,” Trump said.

Here are photos of some of those Confederate monuments that are being taken down. (AP/Yahoo News)

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