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‘Cruel campaign of censorship’: Trump against removal of historic statues

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On Saturday, President Donald Trump blasted demonstrators and elected officials who have been calling for the removal of historic statues and portraits.

“The unhinged left-wing mob is trying to vandalize our history, desecrate our monuments, our beautiful monuments, tear down our statues and punish, cancel and persecute anyone who does not conform to their demands for absolute and total control,” Trump said. “We’re not conforming, that’s why we’re here, actually.”

Trump said the call to remove these statues and portraits is a form of censorship.

“This cruel campaign of censorship and exclusion violates everything we hold dear as Americans,” Trump said. “They want to demolish our heritage so they can impose their new repressive regime in its place.”

The president repeatedly said he will not stand for the lawlessness and reminded the crowd that Republicans are the party of law and order.

“Republicans are the party of liberty, equality and justice for all. We are the party of Abraham Lincoln and the party of law and order,” Trump said.

Several politicians are attempting to remove 11 statues of Confederate officers and leaders currently on display in the National Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol building.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer attempted to use unanimous consent in the Senate to have the statues removed but was stopped by Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt (R).

“I’d like to get the opinion of people who are taking similar statues out of the building. I’d also like to find out what other states have in mind as their part of this agreement,” Blunt said.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called the remove everyone from the Capitol that had any connection to slavery at bridge too far.

“You know, there were eight presidents who owned slaves. Washington did. Jefferson did. Madison did. Monroe did. Look, as far as the statues are concerned, every state gets two. Any state can trade out, as Sen. Blunt pointed out, if they choose to. And some actually are choosing to,” he added.

Trump has also said he will not even consider renaming U.S. military bases that carry the names of the Confederate legacy.

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    JoeyP June 22, 2020

    SHOOT DOWN ALL Leftist causes in LEGISLATION! . . . Trampling on OUR RIGHTS will NOT be TOLEERATED. Thank you, POTUS Trump, for an excellent job WELL done – Four MORE Years. One Wary Patriot. Team Trump and his allies 2020.

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    Anonymous June 22, 2020

    Why are you letting these people get away with this ?This is terrible this looks like a lawless country it can’t go on any longer your not taking our tax payers money to fix this don’t give them stimuls for thses states they are completely out of order and respect arrest them all!!!I’m sick of this

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    Frank jenkins June 22, 2020

    I agree with president Trump, keep statutes, they are American history, shows how far we have come to improve peoples lives

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    Edye Mitchell June 22, 2020

    Amen!

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    Beverly June 22, 2020

    Please save our historical monuments, statues and portraits! We cannot allow this to happen! Mr President, stop this lawlessness! ??????

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    Allan Allen June 22, 2020

    Remove Crying “Fredo” Chuck Schumer

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    GJ June 22, 2020

    Seems only “yesterday” destruction of public/private property was punishable by LAW. Video cams & a few prosecutions would deter their radical actions.

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    diana June 22, 2020

    I am outraged! This is an ugly form of censorship!
    Keep America Free. The democrats purpose is to turn us into a socialist society. Socialism is communism. History has proven this.
    It’s tyranny the way this whole leftist mob is acting. Just what they propose to abolish.

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    Jeannette Downs June 22, 2020

    We are allowing the left wing radicals to desecrate our country, only 13% of our country are of African origin or consider themselves black, the devastation taking place is not by all those citizens there definitely is a faction bent on destroying the United States and it’s history they must be stopped

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    Theresa Moore June 22, 2020

    This is outrageous!!! What is wrong with peoples minds I don’t know. It seems to be nothing but pure evil and wickedness!!! They should not be Americans because they are doing everything except what America stands for! The removal of any historic statue or monument should be illegal and they should be punished! They all should stand! God bless America! We don’t go try to change other countries history. If you don’t believe in American values then you are welcome to leave!!! This is just to much?

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    Francis Bowlin June 22, 2020

    Any one trying to destroy our history and where we’ve come from dosent need to work in our goverment offices. We need to get rid of these people not our statues. Chuck needs to go Nancy Pelosi needs to go.and people need to see Trump is for America

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    texasladybren June 23, 2020

    HERE’S A GOOD QUESTION …”I just watched the Democratic leaders of Congress kneel in the halls of Congress for about 9 minutes, for the death of a black man named George Floyd.

    I have never seen them kneel for a fallen Police Officer. I have never seen them kneel for a fallen Soldier.

    I NEVER SAW THEM KNEEL FOR THE SOLDIERS THAT HILLARY AND OBAMA LEFT TO DIE IN Benghazi!!

    I have never seen them kneel for the thousands of (black and white) babies aborted EVERY DAY.

    I have never seen them kneel for a murdered white man or woman. I have not seen them kneel for the thousands of black-on-black murder victims.

    I have not seen them kneel for the thousands of elderly people that died in nursing homes due to the Corona Virus.

    I have to ask: WHY are Democrats putting the life of George Floyd as more valuable than the lives of everyone else?

    In fact, Democrats have put so much value on the life of George Floyd, they have allowed rioting, looting, arson, murder and mayhem in communities Nationwide…

    ASK YOURSELF – WHY NOW?”

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