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 recommended historical statues be removed or “contextualized.”
“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 Jail ‘Two Anarchists’ Who Vandalized George Washington Monument In NYC — ‘We Have Them On Tape’)
The president next mentioned that the commission wanted to remove the Jefferson Memorial — something Trump said would be “a tough one to take down … I don’t think we’re moving.”
Trump told the cheering crowd that the statues might already have been relocated if he had not objected to it. Trump signed an executive order in June that