White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders silenced the reports who claimed that White House Chief of Staff, General John Kelly, is a supporter of slavery because he said historical monuments shouldn’t be taken down.
“Because you don’t like history doesn’t mean you can erase it and pretend it didn’t happen,” Sanders stated Tuesday. “That’s the point General Kelly was trying to make. And to try to create something to push a narrative that simply doesn’t exist is, frankly, outrageous and absurd.”
Kelly has faced a lot of attacks for saying he believes historical monuments, like those of Confederate general Robert E. Lee and explorer Christopher Columbus, shouldn’t be taken down just because liberals now decided they are racist.
“One hundred or 200 years from now, people will criticize us for what we do. And I guess they’ll tear down statues of people that we revere today,” Kelly said in an interview with Fox News. “It’s just very, very dangerous and it shows you how much of a lack of appreciation of history [there is today].”
Kelly was under attack also for saying “inability to compromise” led to the Civil War.
“The lack of an ability to compromise led to the Civil War, and men and women of good faith on both sides made their stand where their conscience had them make their stand,” he stated.
The liberal media instantly twisted Kelly’s comments to make them sound like he supported slavery and idolized Robert E. Lee.
“It is absurd and disgraceful to keep trying to take [comments] out of context to mean something they simply don’t,” Sarah Sanders said at the press conference Tuesday.
She pointed out that Kelly was only saying that all leaders are imperfect, but that doesn’t weaken their historical significance.
“All of our leaders have flaws,” Sanders stated, quoting former presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Kennedy, and Theodore Roosevelt. “That doesn’t diminish their contributions to our country, and we certainly can’t erase them from history.”
General John Kelly isn’t the only one who believes that historical monuments shouldn’t be taken down. Charles Barkley attacked the Antifa for tearing down the monuments they suddenly find offensive and racist.
“That is wasted energy,” said Barkley, who has voted mostly for Democrats. “I’m not going to waste my time worrying about these Confederate statues.”
Asked what should we do regarding the Confederate statues, Barkley said: “I am 54 years old. I’ve never thought about those statues a day in my life. If you ask most black people, they haven’t thought a day in their lives about those stupid statues.”
If the liberals want to tear down monuments which can be “offensive,” here are some other examples:
The Taj Mahal was built by over 20,000 slaves and after its completion, they all had their arms chopped off later
The Monuments Must Go 😂 pic.twitter.com/hkKoagdhNg
— Magnus Lewis (@magnuslewis263) August 17, 2017
Hey Antifa & BLM – when you done with all 1,500 Confederate symbols head over here and take these monuments to slavery down. Bring friends. pic.twitter.com/M492JSQMJa
— JC McLean 🇺🇸 🇸🇴 (@JCMcLeanNFL) August 16, 2017
Honest question: When does it get bulldozed? pic.twitter.com/YwQwsOMJ99
— Jason (@CounterMoonbat) August 17, 2017
— P. J. (@Portosj81) August 15, 2017
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