President Trump stated on Friday that he had signed an executive order punishing those that deface and topple statues and monuments of repressive figures in American History.
I just had the privilege of signing a very strong Executive Order protecting American Monuments, Memorials, and Statues – and combatting recent Criminal Violence. Long prison terms for these lawless acts against our Great Country!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 26, 2020
This comes after protesters tried on Monday to topple a statue of Andrew Jackson, who fought wars and committed genocide against the native people of “America” in Lafayette Square. Trump has promised long prison sentences for those who are tired of waiting for change, who enact it themselves.