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In this photo taken Aug. 14, 2017, the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee still stands in Lee park in Charlottesville, Va. Weeks before a statue of Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Virginia, became a flashpoint in the nation's struggle over race and history, it already was a focus of emotional debate in the state's Republican primary election.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
In this photo taken Aug. 14, 2017, the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee still stands in Lee park in Charlottesville, Va. Weeks before a statue of Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Virginia, became a flashpoint in the nation's struggle over race and history, it already was a focus of emotional debate in the state's Republican primary election.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

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President Trump denounced the removal of monuments to Confederate figures days after white supremacists and neo-Nazis took to Charlottesville, Virginia, to violently protest the planned removal of a statue of the Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

Trump: Removing statues rips apart US culture

President Trump denounced the removal of monuments to Confederate figures days after white supremacists and neo-Nazis took to Charlottesville, Virginia, to violently protest the planned removal of a statue of the Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.