People Are Slamming This Politician for Saying There's Nothing Worse Than Being Told Confederate Monuments Don't Matter

SLUG: ME-STEWART DATE: 11/27/2007  PHOTOGRAPHER: Tracy A. Woodward/The Washington Post via Getty Images LOCATION: McCoart Government Center, 1 County Complex Court, Prince William, VA SUMMARY: Prince William County Board of Supervisors Chairman Corey A. Stewart, in meetings and at regular board meeting. CAPTION: Prince William County Board Chairman Corey A. Stewart photographed duing a regular board meeting. McCoart Government Center, Woodbridge, VA.

People Are Slamming This Politician for Saying There's Nothing Worse Than Being Told Confederate Monuments Don't Matter

Hey, Corey Stewart, we're pretty sure slavery is worse.

Published April 26, 2017

The city of New Orleans removed a confederate statue that originally had "white supremacy in the South" on its first inscription. Although many people were happy to see the statue removed on Monday, one politician was deeply disturbed to see the confederate monument come down.

Corey Stewart — who is currently running for governor in Virginia — took a page out of the president’s book and went on a Twitter tantrum about the monument. 

  1. Stewart started by equating the removal of the monuments to ISIS level terrorism
  2. Stewart then found a way to attack liberals and political correctness, even though neither has anything to do with the removed monuments
  3. Then he switched back to his method of conflating liberals and ISIS
  4. Although most of his tweets were viewed as ridiculous, it was his tweet about "Yankees" condemning the confederacy that pushed people over the edge
  5. Perhaps Stewart forgot about that one tiny thing that happened, the same thing that led to the creation of the confederacy
  6. Hundreds of people, including John Legend, questioned Stewart's egregious statement
  7. Others dragged Stewart for co-opting southern pride when he is from Minnesota
  8. Stewart's tweets perfectly set everyone up to roast him to death
  9. To review: nothing is worse than a Southerner by way of Minnesota pretending the confederacy represents true American values

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: The Washington Post/Getty Images)

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