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FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks in front of a portrait of George Washington, in the Diplomatic Room of the White House in Washington. Both were great generals. Both Virginians. Both came from slave-owning plantation families.Is it really so far-fetched to put Robert E. Lee in the same category as George Washington, as President Donald Trump suggested Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017?  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks in front of a portrait of George Washington, in the Diplomatic Room of the White House in Washington. Both were great generals. Both Virginians. Both came from slave-owning plantation families.Is it really so far-fetched to put Robert E. Lee in the same category as George Washington, as President Donald Trump suggested Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017? (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

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