The city of New York is about to remove a statue of Thomas Jefferson from their city hall.
You know who predicted this? Trump. Way back in 2017, when the left was working so hard to remove a Confederate statue, Trump knew exactly where this was headed next.
And when he said it, the media scoffed at him.
Look at the way NBC News reported it at the time:
Statues of Washington, Jefferson Aren’t ‘Next,’ But It’s Complicated, Historians Say
President Donald Trump has decried calls to remove the “beautiful” Lee statue, and others honoring the Confederacy, claiming that the nation’s “history and culture is being ripped apart” and asking where it might end.
“This week it’s Robert E. Lee. I noticed that Stonewall Jackson is coming down. I wonder, is George Washington next week and is it Thomas Jefferson the week after? You really do have to ask yourself: ‘Where does it stop?’” Trump asked at a Tuesday press conference…
Is the president right about the impending threat to the founders? Historians who spoke to NBC News said such fears are slightly misplaced and that Trump is championing a murky interpretation of history…
“The president can raise the slippery slope, but it’s a false slippery slope,” said Kevin Levin, a Boston-based historian who specializes in American Civil War history.
Here’s what Trump said:
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) October 18, 2021
And here we are, just four years later.
— The Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) October 18, 2021
A statue of Thomas Jefferson will be removed from the City Council chambers in New York after a debate over his legacy and association with slavery. https://t.co/24p8qloLdn
— The New York Times (@nytimes) October 18, 2021
NYC votes to remove statue of Thomas Jefferson
This shows the distorted perspective in current debate on history. To even contemplate that simply owning slaves outweighs writing the Declaration of Independence is beyond absurd. It’s an assault on America.https://t.co/LADCepu3HY
— Save Our Statues -Robert Poll (@_SaveOurStatues) October 18, 2021
The left made fun of Trump for saying this would happen, but once again he was right.
Cross posted from American Lookout.