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Trump Warns: 10 Years in Prison for Toppling Jackson Statue

Posted on AllSides June 23rd, 2020
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Violence in America, Confederate statues, vandalism, George Floyd protests, race and racism, Andrew Jackson, Lafayette Square

President Donald Trump issued a threat to anyone defacing a monument of former President Andrew Jackson, saying they'll face a decade in prison for doing so.

As protesters across the street from the White House spray painted the Jackson monument in Lafayette Square Monday night, in addition to defacing St. John's Episcopal Church, Trump called the acts "disgraceful" in a late-night tweet.

"Numerous people arrested in D.C. for the disgraceful vandalism, in Lafayette Park, of the magnificent Statue of Andrew Jackson, in addition to the exterior defacing of St. John's...

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