Us President Donald trump did not support the proposal of a special Commission of Washington to remove a number of monuments in the capital, including statues of the discoverer of America Christopher Columbus and the first American President George Washington. The corresponding statement was issued by the White house press service.
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Trump called for preserving these objects, treating them with respect, not hatred, and passing them on to future generations. “While President trump is in the White house, the mayor’s irresponsible recommendations will lead to absolutely nothing,” RIA Novosti quoted the statement as saying.
We will remind, earlier it became known that the special Commission of Washington proposed to remove, move or rename a number of monuments and objects in the city that do not meet the values of the district of Columbia. They also include monuments to presidents Andrew Jackson, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin and three other political figures of the past. The selection criteria were as follows: participation in slavery, systemic racism, actions that suppressed equality, violation of human rights.
The Commission was created in July amid mass protests in the United States against racism. Its members conducted public opinion polls, which then formed the basis of the current recommendations.