President Trump tweeted Thursday in defense of Confederate statues saying, "can't change history but you can learn from it - Robert E. Lee - Stonewall Jackson - who's next? So foolish." But the President's getting an unlikely ally in Chicago.

FOX's Jeff Monosso reports:

Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel is rejecting calls by a city pastor to remove statues and rename parks on the cities' south side named after presidents George Washington and Andrew Jackson, both slave owners.

The Democratic mayor saying the Presidents lived in a different time:

(Emanuel) "Washington and President Jackson fought this effort as Presidents for a more perfect union. Those will stay Washington and Jackson parks, full stop."

This as a nearby bust of President Abraham Lincoln, who abolished slavery, was destroyed Wednesday by vandals who one local alderman calls a disgrace.

In Chicago, Jeff Monosso, FOX News.

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