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Trump Refers to Confederacy as “Our Great Heritage”

Side-by-side photos of Ed Gillespie and Donald Trump
Ed Gillespie, Donald Trump.

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Many politicians argue that statues honoring Confederate leaders should be left up because the Confederacy is a part of American of history whether we like it or not. Fewer politicians argue that they should be left up because the Confederacy was a great idea that still deserves our respect. Very few politicians make that argument despite not even being from the South to begin with. But one of them is the president:

Ed Gillespie, who is running for governor of Virginia, was born and raised in New Jersey. “Our” heritage. What?