Lexington mayor tells CNN that Trump 'dialed up the rhetoric of hatred'

The move comes after a auto plowed through a group of counter protesters at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Lexington, Kentucky, Mayor Jim Gray announced over the weekend that he had initiated the removal of statues John Hunt Morgan and John C. Breckinridge, two figures who violently opposed the abolition of slavery.

White supremacists gathered in Charlottesville this weekend to protest the city's relocation of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. They now reside in the shadows of Lexington's old courthouse, which is set for a $32 million renovation to become a visitors' center that includes a bourbon bar.

In addition, the president of the Jacksonville, Florida, city council has called for the city to take an inventory of its confederate monuments, and said he would then propose legislation to relocate those monuments to museums. Mayor Pugh released a statement on Monday morning saying "It is my intention to move forward with the removal of Baltimore City's confederate statues".

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"Today's events in Virginia remind us that we must bring our country together by condemning violence, white supremacists and Nazi hate groups", Mr.

"I think this is a good solution and the right thing to do", he told the Herald-Leader. And that's why I've recommended to our council that they be placed along our Veterans Park War Memorial Walk together with two monuments to the union effort.

When asked if he was concerned that his decision might cause white nationalists to protest in Lexington, Gray said the city is very compassionate but "we are are a very disciplined and prepared city". "But we will also be able to add additional signage to give the statues the appropriate context and explain how they came to be and what was going on in Lexington at that time".

"We'll find the money".

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