Last updated on July 14, 2020
Just when you think we’re not going to go all degenerate art versus official art, Trump goes more Roman with triumphal graven images. Perhaps there’s a merchandising tie-in with replicas. If anything, Trump wants effigies out there, forgetting that there were the blimp babies. What better way to display Trump carnage than creating sculptures for performance spectacles where Trumpists defend the statues from those protesters. Something else for the National Guard to defend.
A potential new addition to President Trump’s future rallies: statues.
The idea has been discussed by White House and Trump campaign aides, but no final decision has been made, sources familiar with the planning told ABC News. It’s also not clear who exactly the statues would resemble, but sources say one idea was for “America’s Founding Fathers.”
The potential move comes as the president continues to condemn those who are calling for the removal of controversial monuments — a push from activists that first focused on Confederate monuments and for some has since expanded to other historical figures.During a speech at Mount Rushmore Friday, Trump made little mention of the surge in cases in the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and instead railed against the nation’s mostly peaceful protesters throughout his remarks, calling them “angry mobs,” which he says pose a “growing danger.” The president claimed that the goal of those who are removing “the heroes of 1776” is to “end America.”
“Our nation is witnessing a merciless campaign to wipe out our history, defame our heroes, erase our values and indoctrinate our children,” Trump said. “Their goal is not a better America. Their goal is to end America.”[…]
During Trump's speech, he also announced an executive order establishing the “National Garden of American Heroes,” which he says will feature statues of “the greatest Americans to ever live.”
The White House released a list following the speech of more than two dozen people who could be included. In an email to supports on Monday night, President Trump asked who should go in the “garden” and where it “should be built.” Following the speech the White House released the Executive Order with a list of more than two dozen potential names, including George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Susan B. Anthony and Antonin Scalia.
Imagine Trump donating a property for the National Garden of American Heroes with a post-presidency grift connected to the Trump Presidential Library.
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