#Roommates, Fox television host Brian Kilmeade was under fire early Monday, September 11 after he compared the 9/11 monuments to the confederate monuments.
“Do you worry 100 years from now someone is going to take that memorial down like they are trying to remake our memorials today?,” Fox host Brian Kilmeade asked U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, referring to the recent controversies that have led to the removal of statues for Confederate military leaders like Robert E. Lee, according to CNN.
“I’m one that believes we should learn from history and I think our monuments are part of our country’s history,” Zinke replied. “We can learn from it. Since we don’t put up statues of Jesus, everyone is going to fall morally short. And I think reflecting on our history, both good and bad, is a powerful statement and part of our DNA. So I’m an advocate of, again, learning from our monuments, understanding the period they were made. But also, we live in a great country and monuments are not Republican, Democrat, independent. The monuments are a tribute to all of us.”
Kilmeade’s got blasted on social media for his comments, and people were quick to school him on the difference between a confederate memorial and a 9/11 memorial. The comment was so tacky that Hillary Clinton’s former spokesman’s Jesse Ferguson, demanded
that Fox “apologize to families of Flight 93 for comparing their bravery to confederate generals who fought against our nation.”