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Governor Paul LePage Compares Confederate Statues To 9/11 Victims

Paul LePage, Maine's Republican Governor and a staunch Trump supporter, took a cue from the President's recent comments condemning "both sides" for violence in Charlottesville. But he didn't stop there!

LePage likened the removal of Confederate statues to removing the 9/11 Memorial.

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LePage told the AP that left-wing protesters in favor of removing Confederate statues are ignorant of history, and he compared them to "the Taliban in Afghanistan."

"How can future generations learn if we're going to erase history? That's disgusting," LePage said. "They should study their history — they don't even know the history of this country and they are trying to take monuments down. Listen, whether we like it or not, this is what our history is."

He continued to spew nonsense, adding, "To me, it's just like going to New York City right now and taking down the monument of those who perished in 9/11. It will come to that."

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During the Thursday morning interview, LePage also echoed Trump's speech by saying that the white nationalists and the liberal counter-protesters were "equally as bad" and "disgusting."

Knocking off statues of Confederate soldiers and removing the 9/11 memorial with 3,000 victims' names inscribed seems an unfair comparison. Yet, unsurprisingly, this is the same Governor who caused outrage in 2016 when he blamed his state's heroin problem on Black men from Connecticut and New York.

“Incidentally, half the time they impregnate a young white girl before they leave, which is a real sad thing because then we have another issue we have to deal with down the road,” he told the crowd at the town hall meeting.

Though he lamented the death of Heather Heyer at the Charlottesville rally, he said he'd delayed in weighing in because he does not watch TV or read the papers. He calls the newspapers, "pencil terrorists."

Here's what Twitter had to say about the LePage's recent comments:

Twitter pointed out that the 9/11 Memorial does not honor the terrorists:

H/T - salon, nydailynews, twitter