President Donald Trump on late Thursday night, June 25, responded to a report that showed presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden has remained silent on calls to remove statues of former U.S. presidents and Jesus Christ, saying, “He has no idea, so the answer is yes!”
He has no idea, so the answer is yes!!! https://t.co/nFuVmZuqFd
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 26, 2020
The Biden campaign did not answer a request from the Daily Caller over whether the former vice president supports removing statues of George Washington, Ulysses S. Grant, Theodore Roosevelt, and even Jesus Christ as calls from Democrats continue to grow.
Earlier this week, rioters tried to take down a statue of Andrew Jackson in Washington, D.C.’s Lafayette Square near the White House. There was also a second attempt targeting the nearby St. John’s Church, and prior vandalism of the Lincoln Memorial and World War II Memorial. Some protesters in Washington vowed to remove a statue of President Abraham Lincoln this week.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) said on Sunday that the city will remove the statue of President Theodore Roosevelt from the entrance of the Museum of Natural History. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) said Tuesday that she will introduce a bill in the House of Representatives to remove two statues of Jackson and Lincoln.
….the good and the bad. It is important for us to understand and remember, even in turbulent and difficult times, and learn from them. Knowledge comes from the most unusual of places!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 25, 2020
President Trump said Wednesday that he will sign an executive order to protect public statues and federal monuments.
“I think many of the people that are knocking down these statues don’t even have any idea what the statue is, what it means, who it is,” President Trump said at a Rose Garden news conference. “Now they’re looking at Jesus Christ. They’re looking at George Washington. They’re looking at Abraham Lincoln. Thomas Jefferson. Not gonna happen. Not gonna happen, not as long as I’m here.”
During a Fox News interview with Sean Hannity on Thursday night, the president weighed in on Biden’s verbal gaffe about widely overstating the number of CCP Virus (coronavirus) deaths, calling it “a serious error.”
Biden mistakenly said during a campaign stop in Pennsylvania that more than 120 million people had died from the virus. However, the U.S. has nearly 122,000 deaths—not million—as of Thursday, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
“That’s a serious error, that’s not a permissible type of error, because there’s something going on. And you know it’s wonderful to say ‘Gee, I feel sorry,’ or ‘That’s too bad,’ because I do. Except we’re talking about the presidency of the United States, and it’s just not acceptable,” President Trump said.