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CNN Interview Goes Off The RAILS As Pro-Confederacy Douchebag Compares Lincoln To Hitler

If you thought Trump’s right-wing, Confederacy-loving fans would learn something about their hatred after Charlottesville, you were very, very wrong.

It’s only been days since one of the Nazis rallying around the statue of Confederate “General” Robert E. Lee murdered a protester in cold blood, but it’s business as usual for the denizens of Stupidville.

Bill Starnes, a member of Sons of Confederate Veterans (a group that pretends southern soldiers were something more than traitors), joined CNN’s Brooke Baldwin on Friday to defend Confederate monuments, which the group says have nothing to do with slavery.

“I believe those statues represent the honor, the courage, and the bravery of the Confederate soldier. Those soldiers, based on 17 years of historic research that I’ve done, those soldiers were not fighting to perpetuate the institution of slavery,” Starnes said. “They were fighting for the constitutional rights from the government at the consent of the governed.”

When Baldwin pointed out that historians have formed a consensus that the “main motivating factor” for the South to collectively turn traitor was to “protect “the economic system of slavery” — especially after she pointed out that Germany doesn’t force Jewish students to attend Adolf Hitler High School like we do black students and Confederate-named schools — Starnes lost it:

Well, facts are one thing, and feelings are another, and the truth on this, the pure fact is, Abraham Lincoln and Adolf Hitler have a lot more in common than Robert E. Lee and Adolf Hitler. Robert E. Lee did not kill civilians. Abraham Lincoln did.

Visibly stunned by this nonsensical claim, Baldwin could only muster a “What?”

“The union Army came into the south and killed over 70,000 southern civilians, men, women, and children, black and white, slave and free,” the self-described historian said. “So, yeah, they did that. You can study some history and find that out. It’s very easy to look at.”

In reality, a combined total of 50,000 civilians died on both sides of the armed southern uprising. Neither side targeted civilians. Naturally, Baldwin told the “not-racist” to f*ck off.

“Abraham Lincoln, anti-slavery, as a result of that, states wanted to secede. I don’t think we want to compare Adolf Hitler and Abraham Lincoln,” she said. “Bill Starnes, thank you so much. Thank you. We got to go.”

Watch it below:


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