Monday, June 29, 2020

Trump Executive Order Strips Federal Funding From Cities That Fail To Protect Federal Monuments

 WASHINGTON - DECEMBER 23: General Andrew Jackson Statue in Lafayette Square on December 23, 1996 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Santi Visalli/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump announced late Friday that his administration would be enforcing federal provisions demanding that cities and states protect monuments paid for by the federal government and threatening those who pull down monuments with “long prison time.”

Trump tweeted about the executive order on Saturday, calling it a “strong” response to efforts, across the country, to pull down monuments deemed “racist” or “controversial.”


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    1. Earlier, I believe he issued one that made damage/removal of statues a Federal crime.

    2. Damage removal only counts on federal property. It's already a crime. He just said he would prosecute offenders. That's something governors and mayors won't do. Trump has federal park police in DC to do that.

      I remember he was going to cut payments to sanctuary cities too. Hint: It's the same cities. The courts stopped him.


    3. I imagine he tried again hoping for a change.