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Donald Trump: 'Automatic' 10 years in prison for toppling monuments

Added 07-12-20 10:22:02am EST - “President Trump on Sunday said agitators shouldn't even think about trying to topple several of Washington, D.C.'s highest-profile monuments and statues.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Trump: ‘Automatic’ 10 years in prison for attempting to topple monuments”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

President Trump on Sunday said agitators shouldn’t even think about trying to topple several of Washington, D.C.’s highest-profile monuments and statues.

“No, Radical Left anarchists, agitators, looters or protesters will not be knocking down or harming the Washington Monument, the Lincoln or Jefferson Memorials, or just about any other Federal Monument or Statue,” the president said on Twitter. “If they even try, an automatic 10 years in prison. Sorry!”

Mr. Trump has vocally defended statues and monuments that have been torn down or vandalized in recent weeks by protesters.

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Some protesters have targeted statues honoring former Confederate leaders like Robert E. Lee, but others have demanded that monuments dedicated to historical figures like George Washington and Thomas Jefferson be taken down as well because of the former presidents’ ties to slavery.

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