The White House slammed Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser on Tuesday night for a “ludicrous” idea to take, relocate or “contextualize” the Washington Monument, the Jefferson Memorial, and various monuments within the nation’s capital.
“By publishing an idea that recommends doubtlessly eliminating the Washington Monument, Christopher Columbus Statue, Andrew Jackson Statue, and Jefferson Memorial — amongst many assorted ludicrous suggestions — the radically liberal mayor of Washington, D.C., is repeating the identical left-soar yarn primitive to incite unsafe riots: demolishing our history and destroying our enormous heritage,” acknowledged White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany.
She acknowledged “as long as President Trump is within the White House, the mayor’s irresponsible suggestions will walk fully nowhere, and because the mayor of our Nation’s capital metropolis — a metropolis that belongs to the American of us — she ought to aloof be ashamed for even suggesting them for consideration.”
President Trump “believes these locations need to be preserved, no longer torn down; respected, no longer hated; and passed on for generations to advance succor,” she acknowledged.
The District of Columbia Companies and products and Commemorative Expressions working community acknowledged it used to be tasked with evaluating whether or no longer statues and memorials within the metropolis needs to be removed or contextualized if the historical figures they dispute participated in “slavery, systemic racism, mistreatment of, or actions that suppressed equality for, participants of coloration, ladies and LGBTQ communities and violation of the DC Human Upright Act.”
It instructed that Ms. Bowser, a Democrat and a member of the Nationwide Capital Memorial Advisory Commission, reduction the removal or “contextualization” of eight statutes or monuments, at the side of the enduring ones on the Nationwide Mall.
Ms. Bowser acknowledged she would be guided by the suggestions as she moved forward.
The White House acknowledged D.C. “is rightly stuffed with endless markers, memorials, and statues to honor and appreciate the ladies and men who constructed this country.”