President Donald Trump read a list of statues and monuments that the National Capital Memorial Advisory Commission wants removed or relocated then threw the letter away at a Saturday rally in Muskegon, Michigan.
“From the National Capital Memorial Advisory Commission. Recommend the federal government remove, relocate the following: Christopher Columbus statue,” Trump said to boos from the crowd.
Washington, D. C. Mayor Muriel Bowser is a member of the commission that is working with the District of Columbia Facilities and Commemorative Expressions (DCFACES) that stated in a report that it was assessing whether statues and memorials in the city should be removed, relocated or “contextualized” if they identify historical figures who participated in “slavery, systemic racism, mistreatment of, or actions that suppressed equality for, persons of color, women and LGBTQ communities and violation of the DC Human Right Act.”
Trump went through the others affected on the list. “Benjamin Franklin statue, Andrew Jackson — great, great general, really good president, a great general,” Trump continued to more boos from the crowd. “Andrew Jackson, the Battle of New Orleans right … They want to take that statue of Andrew Jackson right away.” (RELATED: Trump Vows To... (Read more)
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