THE PRESIDENT’S son, Donald Trump Jr. has a solution for monuments was were torn down this month by protesters and that is replace them with statues of his father.
After the president authorized the Federal Government on Tuesday to arrest anyone caught vandalizing or destroying monuments, his son, Trump Jr. tweeted his solution to the problem.
Donald Trump Jr’s solution to the torn down monuments are to replace them with statues of his father[/caption]
“Let’s get a movement going to replace any statue torn down during these riots with a new and more sturdy statue of @realDonaldTrump,” the president’s eldest son tweeted.
“The nonsense would stop instantly.”
The comments from Trump Jr. come as protesters across the US have toppled or vandalized monuments memorializing Confederate soldiers, former presidents and Christopher Columbus.
On Monday, protesters in Washington D.C., defaced a statue of former US President Andrew Jackson.
Trump Jr’s answer to the protesters vandalizing monuments around the US[/caption]
The statue of Albert Pike in Washington D.C. vandalized[/caption]
On Tuesday, the president responded to the protesters, “I have authorized the Federal Government to arrest anyone who vandalizes or destroys any monument, statue or other such Federal property in the U.S,” Trump said.
“With up to 10 years in prison, per the Veteran’s Memorial Preservation Act, or such other laws that may be pertinent.”
The law Trump referenced states anyone who vandalizes federal property “commemorating the service of any person or person in the armed forces of the United States shall be fined.”
Or jailed for up to 10 years, but it does not apply to statues on private, state or local property.
As he left the White House on Tuesday, Trump said he will soon sign an executive order that would allow people vandalizing statues to be prosecuted.
“We are looking at long-term jail sentences for these vandals, and these hoodlums, and these anarchists and agitators — call it whatever you want,” said Trump
The statue of Christopher Columbus in in Richmond, VA torn down by protesters[/caption]
“Some people don’t like that language, but that’s what they are. They’re bad people, they don’t love our country and they’re not taking down our monuments, I just want to make that clear.”
Trump warned those protesting that the order will be “effective immediately, but may also be used retroactively for destruction or vandalism already caused,” said Trump
“There will be no exceptions!”
There have been debates this month surrounding Confederate statues, which some say are symbols of white supremacy.
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