Trump tweeted that he was sad to see America's "history and culture" being, in his words, "ripped apart".
Now the relatives of Robert E. Lee as well as of Jefferson Davis and Stonewall Jackson - two other Confederate leaders in the US Civil War - have each separately said they are happy for the monuments to go.
Nearly an identical number (57%) who disapprove of Trump say they are never going to change their minds on the President's job performance either.
Mayor Catherine Pugh said she decided Tuesday morning to remove them "quickly and quietly" under cover of darkness to avoid any violent disturbances like the one in Charlottesville, Va., where a rally by Neo-Nazis, the Ku Klux Klan and other white supremacists against the removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee there turned deadly over the weekend.
Trump is still facing a political firestorm for doubling down on Tuesday on his claims that "both sides" were at fault for the violence last weekend in Charlottesville, even after one alleged white nationalist was charged with murder after ramming his vehicle into a crowd of protesters, killing a 32-year-old Heather Heyer.
"What this president can't seem to comprehend is that the darkest parts of our history are best learned through teachers, textbooks, and museums, not statues put on pedestals in town squares and public buildings", Price said. He was referring to Heather Heyer, the woman who was killed when she was struck by a vehicle driven into the crowd. T.I. has always been vocal about President Donald Trump's agenda.
The historian predicted that the accelerated efforts of cities to remove confederate symbols, including Baltimore and NY, would lead to more deaths at the hands of far-right extremists.
Confederate symbols in Baltimore and nationwide faced a backlash after the 2015 killing of nine African-Americans at a church in Charleston, S.C., by white supremacist terrorist Dylann Roof. A majority of blacks (55%) also say nothing could change their disapproval of Trump.More news: Merck CEO Resigns From American Manufacturing Council
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In the hours afterward, Trump drew criticism when he addressed the violence in broad strokes, saying he condemned "in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides, on many sides". "I have no problems with that", Lee said.
That day, Trump tweeted, "Memorial service today for attractive and incredible Heather Heyer, a truly special young woman".
"I don't think his comments will add any discontent among the workers, and the work that we're doing, to expand", McCall said.
A statue of a Confederate soldier nicknamed Silent Sam stands on the campus of the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.
"That tells us that confederate symbols were embraced at a particular moment in American history, when the white South felt the need to reassert its dominance over black people". He also said there were "very fine" people marching in those protests who, he argued, have legitimate concerns about the removal of statues commemorating the Confederacy.
Most historians say the episodes cited by the president - including ordering bullets dipped in the blood of pigs, which Muslims are prohibited from eating - are unproven legends stemming from battles around 1911.
In another major sign of discontent within the Republican Party, Mr Trump abruptly abolished two of his White House business councils on Wednesday as corporate chiefs began resigning in protest over his racial statements.