Trump thinks Andrew Jackson’s statue is a great monument — but to what?

Posted on AllSides June 24th, 2020
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Amid weeks of reckoning with America’s history of white supremacy, protesters have brought down monuments to the Confederacy and statues of Christopher Columbus. This week, demonstrators tried to topple the most well-known statue of Andrew Jackson, featured on horseback in military attire, in Washington, D.C.’s Lafayette Square. President Trump called it an attack on a “great monument” and said of the protesters, “They’re bad people, they don’t love our country, and they’re not taking down our monuments.” He also warned of criminal penalties for those toppling statues.

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