In an interview with reporter Raymond Arroyo on Monday, President Donald Trump said he’d seen just about enough of the unhinged protesters tearing down American monuments commemorating Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Ulysses S. Grant, and other important historical figures. The president said that he was preparing to take executive action that will compel cities to take action to protect these statues.
“We are going to do an executive order and make the cities guard their monuments,” Trump said. “This is a disgrace. It’s a disgrace. Remember, some of this is great artwork. This is magnificent artwork, as good as there is anywhere in the world, as good as you see in France, as good as you see anywhere. It’s a disgrace. Most of these people don’t even know what they’re taking down.
“You saw it, where they want to take Grant down,” he continued. “He’s the one who stopped the ones that everyone dislikes so much.”
The nationwide destruction was still fresh on Trump’s mind on Tuesday morning when he spoke to protesters on the White House lawn. The night before, activists tried to tear down a statue of Andrew Jackson in Lafayette Park across from the White House, only to be stopped by police before they could successfully pull off the stunt.
“Last night we stopped an attack on a great monument of Andrew Jackson and Lafayette Park,” Trump said. “We are looking at long term jail sentences for these vandals, hoodlums, anarchists and agitators. Some people don’t like that language, but that’s what they are: Bad people. They don’t love our country, and they’re not taking down our monuments. I just want that to be clear.”
Trump again promised that federal authorities would take care of business if city officials were unable or unwilling to do so.
“I will have an executive order very shortly. And all it’s really going to do is reinforce what’s already there, but in a more uniform way,” Trump said. “If the state governments, as you see them, all over, Seattle. They’re very weak. And in Minnesota, they might need help. If they need help, the federal government is willing to help them.”
If these hoodlums come around, and if the states can’t handle it, we are ready, willing and able to help as we did in Minnesota,” he added.
It’s been nearly unbelievable to see how “okay” the liberal establishment is with the ongoing destruction of monuments, stores, buildings, and everything else the radicals want to destroy. The actual police may be handicapped by the current movement, but boy, the Thought Police are stronger than ever.