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Donald Trump Jr has called for statues pulled down across America to be replaced by a ‘more robust’ portrait of his father.
The son of the president, is engaged in the debate on the racist and Confederate monuments in public places on Tuesday, tweeting to his suggestion that a statue of President Trump to be built on the site of the dropping of the figure.
“Do you want to save our monuments? Let’s get a movement going to replace the statue destroyed during these riots with a new and more robust statue of @realDonaldTrump,’ he wrote on Twitter Tuesday morning.
“The non-sense would stop instantly.’
Donald Trump has called for statues pulled down across America to be replaced by a ‘more robust’ portrait of his father, in a social media post on Tuesday
Twitter users were less sure of the idea with several mocking of his proposal, saying: the whole point of the statues to be taken down is ” to clear the monuments of racism “.
“The point of removal of the statues is to erase the monuments of racism and intolerance, put up a statue of a RACIST @realDonaldTrump would mean that we continue to erect monuments to racism,” a person on twitter.
Others have noted the irony in the son of the president of the idea.
“Not sure he understands what he says here,” a person reported.
“A standing statue of my father is a horrible thing that the threat of the Trump replacement of the statues to deter ppl to demolish the Confederate type statues” Hey guys, an accomplice of the statue is the lesser of two evils, amirite? “‘
However, Trump Jr suggestion has sparked memories for some of the five identical nude statues of Trump, which saw the day in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Cleveland, boston, Seattle, and New York City in 2016.
The figures have been put in place by the anarchist collective INDECLINE which was inspired by the story “The Emperor’s new Clothes” about empty too confident of his clothes.
The president’s son Donald Trump Jr (left) is engaged in the mounting debate racist and Confederate monuments in public places on Tuesday, tweeting to his suggestion that a statue of the President of Trump (right) to be built on the site of the fallen figure
Several people responded to Trump Jr’s post with a picture of the statues with a simple sharing of a photo with the line: “Already been done…’
Trump Jr’s tweet came hours after the president announced that all protesters deface or tear down the statues could be slapped with 10 years in prison.
“I have authorized the Federal Government to the arrest of any person who vandalizes or destroys any monument, statue, or any other property of the Federal government in the UNITED states with up to 10 years in prison, by the veteran’s Memorial Preservation Act, or other laws that may prove relevant…..’ Trump tweeted Tuesday morning.
“This action is taken in effect immediately, but can also be used retroactively for the purposes of destruction or vandalism already caused. There will be no exceptions!’
Twitter users were less sure of the idea with several mocking his suggestion
A few hours earlier, he had tweeted that “many” people have been arrested following the latest night of protests in Lafayette Park in Washington DC after demonstrators tried to pull down a bronze statue of former president Andrew Jackson.
He also said that he had the intention to sign yet another executive order to target protesters trying to remove racist statues.
Trump has blasted what he calls the “outrageous vandalism” of the “beautiful” statue of the controversial general Jackson, who Trump has been hailed as a personal hero.
Statues, flags and displays of the Confederate or racist, symbols, and historical figures are removed across America, in the midst of widespread protests calling for an end to systemic racism in the wake of the death of the black man George Floyd in the hands of a white cop in Minneapolis on Memorial Day.
The American Museum of Natural History in New York is the removal of a statue of Theodore Roosevelt, flanked by a Native American and an african-American man
A statue of the Richmond Howitzers Monument is located after having been knocked down by the demonstrators against racial discrimination, inequality night in Richmond, Virginia, last week
Several officials and institutions, have promised to remove them if, in some cases, the protesters have taken things into their own hands and overthrew the monuments related to the Confederacy and slavery.
On Sunday, the American Museum of Natural History has announced plans to remove a statue of Theodore Roosevelt, from his entry, after years of objections that it symbolizes the colonial expansion and racial discrimination.
The bronze statue in the City of New York museum depicts Roosevelt, on horseback, with a Native American and an African man, standing to the side of the horse.
“The American Museum of Natural History has asked to remove the name of Theodore Roosevelt statue because she is explicitly described as Black and Indigenous peoples as subject, and belonging to an inferior race,’ New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a written statement.