The White House has issued a statement in response to DC Mayor Muriel Bowser’s plan to move or remove our national monuments.
“By publishing a plan that recommends potentially removing the Washington Monument, Christopher Columbus Statue, Andrew Jackson Statue, and Jefferson Memorial — among many other ludicrous recommendations — the radically liberal mayor of Washington, D.C., is repeating the same left-wing narrative used to incite dangerous riots: demolishing our history and destroying our great heritage,” White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said.
Will the fact that Donald Trump is president stall these developments? McEnany thinks so. She said “as long as President Trump is in the White House, the mayor’s irresponsible recommendations will go absolutely nowhere, and as the mayor of our Nation’s capital city — a city that belongs to the American people — she ought to be ashamed for even suggesting them for consideration.”
Bowser is not ashamed. What’s going to happen if we allow anarchists to tear down monuments to our nation’s great founders and leaders, men who drafted documents to ensure that Americans had the right to criticize their government? Do these rioters understand the irony?
The president does have the power and authority to prevent the monuments’ physical destruction, but he can’t stop historical revisionism.
The White House said that our nation’s capital “is rightly filled with countless markers, memorials, and statues to honor and respect the men and women who built this country.”