While standing at the foot of Mount Rushmore on Independence eve, President Donald Trump charged that protesters who have pushed for racial justice are fomenting a “merciless campaign to wipe out our history.”
The President, pandering to his base, made it clear that he would not allow the behavior demonstrated by protesters to continue unabated.
Although saying very little about the COVID-19 that is plaguing the country — death count now stands at 129,600. And the injustice meted out to George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, who was killed in Minneapolis, Minnesota, during an arrest for allegedly using a counterfeit bill.
Derek Chauvin, a white police officer, knelt on Floyd’s neck for over eight minutes while Floyd was handcuffed and lying face down, begging for his life and repeatedly saying, “I can’t breathe.”
This cruelty has forced protesters into the streets, nation-wide demanding justice and equity for black and brown people.
Notwithstanding, the President doubled down on his stance, alleging that protesters are bad and evil people.
“This movement is openly attacking the legacies of every person on Mount Rushmore,” Trump said.
He lamented “cancel culture” and charged that some on the political left hope to “defame our heroes, erase our values, and indoctrinate our children.”
He said Americans should speak proudly of their heritage and shouldn’t have to apologize for its history.
“We will not be terrorized, we will not be demeaned, and we will not be intimidated by bad, evil people,” Trump added. “It will not happen.”
Nigel Bell, Readers Bureau, Contributor
Edited by Jesus Chan
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