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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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)

Charlottesville, Va.

Residents and visitors look over the covered Ce statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee in Emancipation park in Charlottesville, Va., Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017. (Photo: Steve Helber/AP)

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Police wearing riot gear guard a statue of a Confederate soldier nicknamed Silent Sam on the campus of the University of North Carolina during a demonstration for its removal in Chapel Hill, N.C., Aug. 22, 2017. (Photo: Jonathan Drake/Reuters)

Charlottesville, Va.

Richard Layne, an Iraq and Afghanistan veteran, pauses for a moment while touching the base of the Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee statue that stands in the center of the renamed Emancipation Park on Aug. 22, 2017 in Charlottesville, Va. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Charlottesville, Va.

The statue of a Confederate soldier and two Civil War cannons stand in front of the Albemarle County Court House on Aug. 22, 2017 in Charlottesville, Va. The Charlottesville city council voted unanimously on Tuesday to cover Confederate statues in black cloth. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Austin, Texas

Confederate statutes removed from the University of Texas are secured to a trailer, early Monday morning, Aug. 21, 2017, in Austin, Texas. University of Texas President Greg Fenves ordered the immediate removal of statues of Robert E. Lee and other prominent Confederate figures from a main area of campus Sunday night, saying such monuments have become “symbols of modern white supremacy and neo-Nazism.” (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Austin, Texas

A statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee is removed from the University of Texas campus, early Monday morning, Aug. 21, 2017, in Austin, Texas. University of Texas President Greg Fenves ordered the immediate removal of statues of Robert E. Lee and other prominent Confederate figures from a main area of campus, saying such monuments have become “symbols of modern white supremacy and neo-Nazism.” (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

New York City

People take part in protest against white supremacy in front of J. Marion Sims statue at the upper east side in New York, Aug. 19, 2017. (Photo: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters)

Memphis, Tenn

Memphis Coalition of Concerned Citizens hold a rally where the statue of Confederate general and early member of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK), Nathan Bedford Forrest, stands over his grave in Health Sciences Park in Memphis, Tenn., Aug. 19, 2017. (Photo: Karen Pulfer Focht/Reuters)

Brooksville, Fla

Barricades surround the Confederate monument in front of the Hernando County Courthouse to keep possible protesters away from the statue in the midst of a national controversy over whether Confederate symbols should be removed from public display on August 18, 2017 in Brooksville, Fla. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Fort Myers, Fla.

Jacki Lewan and Steve Lewan (L-R), from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, walk away after looking at a bronze bust of Confederate general Robert E. Lee on display in the median on Monroe street in the midst of a national controversy over whether Confederate symbols should be removed from public display on August 18, 2017 in Fort Myers, Fla. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Annapolis, Md.

Workers use a crane to lift the monument dedicated to U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney after it was was removed from outside Maryland State House, in Annapolis, Md., early Friday, Aug. 18, 2017. Maryland workers hauled several monuments away, days after a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, turned deadly. (Photo: Jose Luis Magana/AP)

Annapolis, Md.

Workers strap down the monument dedicated to U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney on a flatbed truck after it was removed from outside the Maryland State House in Annapolis, Md., early Friday, Aug. 18, 2017. Maryland workers hauled several monuments away, days after a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, turned deadly. (Photo: Jose Luis Magana/AP)

Birmingham, Ala.

A monument to volunteers of the Army of the Republic stands next to a confederate monument covered up by the mayor of Birmingham in Linn Park August 18, 2017 in Birmingham, Ala. Alabamas attorney general Steve Marshall sued the city of Birmingham and the mayor for partially covering the Confederate monument with a wooden box, citing it violated the Alabama Memorial Preservation Act. (Photo: Hal Yeager/Getty Images)

Annapolis, Md.

Two women take pictures in front of the statue of US Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney that sits in front of the Maryland State House, on August 16, 2017 in Annapolis, Md. Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has called for the removal of the statue. Taney was the author of the Dred Scott decision. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Tampa, Fla.

TA vistor takes pictures of a statue that has plywood boards covering part of the statue that shows two figures of Confederate soldiers in front of the Hillsborough Country Courthouse as the city plans to move the statue in the midst of a national controversy over whether Confederate symbols should be removed from public display on August 18, 2017 in Tampa, Fla. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Richmond, Va.

Capitol Police officers are posted around the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee Friday, Aug. 18, 2017 in Richmond, Va. Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe signed an executive order banning any demonstrations at the Lee Monument. (Photo: Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

Durham, N.C.

A protester kneels atop the Confederate Memorial to protest in anticipation of a white supremacist march on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017 in Durham, N.C. The sheriff had issued a statement that he was investigating the rumors, but no gathering of white supremacists was apparent by midafternoon. However, officers blocked streets and businesses closed. (Photo: Chuck Liddy/The News & Observer via AP)

Birmingham, Ala.

A passerby stops to take a picture of the statue of Confederate General Thomas Stonewall Jackson at the West Virginia State Capitol Complex on August 16, 2017 in Charleston, W.V. (Photo: Ty Wright/Getty Images)

Baltimore, Md.

Workers remove the monuments to Robert E. Lee, commander of the pro-slavery Confederate army in the American Civil War, and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, a Confederate general, from Wyman Park in Baltimore, Md., Aug. 16, 2017. (Photo: courtesy of Alec MacGillis/ProPublica via Reuters)

Baltimore, Md.

Workers remove the Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson monument in Wyman Park early Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, in Baltimore. Local news outlets reported that workers hauled several monuments away, days after a white nationalist rally in Virginia turned deadly. (Photo: Denise Sanders/The Baltimore Sun via AP)

Baltimore, Md.

The pedestal that was formerly the base for a statue of Roger B. Taney, former Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court and majority author of the Dred Scott decision, stands empty after city workers removed the statue August 16, 2017 in Baltimore, Md. The City of Baltimore removed four statues celebrating confederate heroes from city parks overnight, following the weekend’s violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Baltimore, Md.

A bystander takes a picture of the monument dedicated to the Confederate Women of Maryland after it was taken down early Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, in Baltimore. Local news outlets reported that workers hauled several monuments away, days after a white nationalist rally in Virginia turned deadly. (Photo: Jerry Jackson/The Baltimore Sun via AP)

Baltimore, Md.

Workers remove a monument dedicated to the Confederate Women of Maryland early Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, after it was taken down in Baltimore. Local news outlets reported that workers hauled several monuments away early Wednesday, days after a white nationalist rally in Virginia turned deadly. (Jerry Jackson/The Baltimore Sun via AP)

Baltimore, Md.

People look at the empty pedestal where the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument once stood before city workers removed the statue August 16, 2017 in Baltimore, Md. The City of Baltimore removed four statues celebrating Confederate figures from city parks overnight, following the weekend’s violence in Charlottesville, Va. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Charleston, W. V.

The American Flag flies behind the statue of Confederate General Thomas Stonewall Jackson stands at the West Virginia State Capitol Complex on Aug. 16, 2017 in Charleston, W. V. At a protest on Aug. 13, 2017, around 200 people gathered on the State Capitol complex asking the statue be removed in light of the recent tragedy in Charlottesville, Virginia. (Photo: Ty Wright/Getty Images)

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

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Baltimore, Md.

Baltimore city workers remove graffiti from the pedestal where a statue dedicated to Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson stood Aug. 16, 2017 in Baltimore, Md. The City of Baltimore removed four statues celebrating confederate heroes from city parks overnight, following the weekend’s violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Brooklyn, N.Y.

A plaque, one of two honoring Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, lies on the ground after workers removed it from the property of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Aug. 16, 2017, in the Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn, New York. The removal comes in the wake of last weekend’s deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, where white supremacists protested plans to remove a Lee statue from a public park. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Brooklyn, N.Y.

A plaque, one of two honoring Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, lies on the ground after workers removed it from the property of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Aug. 16, 2017, in the Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn, New York. The removal comes in the wake of last weekend’s deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, where white supremacists protested plans to remove a Lee statue from a public park. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Durham, N.C.

The defaced Gen. Robert E. Lee statue stands at the Duke Chapel on Thursday, Aug. 17 2017, in Durham, N.C. Duke President Vincent E. Price said in a statement that he had already been meeting with members of the Duke community to discuss how to deal with strong reactions to the statue. But he says it’s wrong for an individual to vandalize a house of worship. (Photo: Bernard Thomas/The Herald-Sun via AP)

Atlanta, Ga.

Protesters climb and spray-paint a Confederate monument Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, at Piedmont Park in Atlanta, Ga. The peace monument at the 14th Street entrance depicts an angel of peace stilling the hand of a Confederate soldier about to fire his rifle. Protesters decrying hatred and racism converged around the country on Sunday, saying they felt compelled to counteract the white supremacist rally that spiraled into deadly violence in Virginia. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Atlanta, Ga.

A statue depicting a Confederate soldier in Piedmont Park in Atlanta is vandalized with spray paint Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, from protesters who marched through the city last night to protest the weekend violence in Charlottesville, Va. (Photo: David Goldman/AP)

Wilmington, N.C.

Red paint is visible on the George Davis monument in Wilmington, N.C. on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017. North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper called on Tuesday for the removal of Confederate monuments on public property around the state. (Photo: Julian March/The Star-News via AP)

Wilmington, N.C.

Red paint is visible toward the base of the Confederate Memorial in Wilmington, N.C. on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017. North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper called on Tuesday for the removal of Confederate monuments on public property around the state. (Photo: Julian March/The Star-News via AP)

Charlottesville, Va.

Tom Lever, 28, and Aaliyah Jones, 38, both of Charlottesville, put up a sign that says “Heather Heyer Park” at the base of the Confederate general Robert E. Lee monument in Emancipation Park Tuesday, Aug. 15 in Charlottesville, Va. Alex Fields Jr., is charged with second-degree murder and other counts after authorities say he rammed his car into a crowd of counterprotesters, including Heyer, Saturday, where a white supremacist rally took place. (Photo: Julia Rendleman/AP)

Durham, N.C.

Protesters celebrate after toppling a statue of a Confederate soldier in Durham, N.C. Monday, Aug. 14, 2017. Activists on Monday evening used a rope to pull down the monument outside a Durham courthouse. The Durham protest was in response to a white nationalist rally held in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend. (Photo: Casey Toth/The Herald-Sun via AP)

Durham, N.C.

A toppled Confederate statue lies on the ground on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, in Durham, N.C. (Photo: Casey Toth/The Herald-Sun via AP)

Durham, N.C.

Isaiah Wallace plays his guitar standing on the base that formerly supported a Confederate soldier statue after a group of protesters pulled it down during a rally Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, in Durham, N.C. (Photo: Casey Toth/The Herald-Sun via AP)

Durham, N.C.

A toppled Confederate statue lies on the ground on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, in Durham, N.C. (Photo: Casey Toth/The Herald-Sun via AP)

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