robert e. lee
Activists have long denounced the monument to the Confederate leader, which has spurred increased backlash as people protest against racist police brutality.
Virginia Judge Richard Moore said the statues of Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson were protected under a historic preservation law.
"If people are saying they want to fix racism or fix this issue in our country, then they need to put their money where their mouth is,” says the Rev. Robert W. Lee IV.
The statues are protected war memorials, regardless of whether they're seen as symbols of white supremacy, the judge said.
The CNN host shreds Trump's "bogus argument" that the Charlottesville violence was about a statue of Robert E. Lee.
Trump defended his controversial remarks that there were “very fine people on both sides” of the white nationalist march in Charlottesville.
He claimed his "very fine people on both sides" quote after "Unite the Right" referenced people defending the Robert E. Lee statue there. But the Nazi rally wasn't about Lee.
The school board had previously voted unanimously to change the school's name from "Lee" back in June.
Civil rights groups’ condemnation of his remarks only adds to the Interior Department secretary's mounting woes.
Hours earlier, the president tweeted that NBC News had "totally and purposely changed" the meaning of his remarks at Friday's rally in Ohio.