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Trump Puts His Foot Down, Promises ‘Automatic 10 Years in Prison' for Even Trying To Vandalize a Federal Monument

Added 07-12-20 05:45:02pm EST - “On Sunday, President Trump threatened statue-topplers with serious prison time if they plied their craft anyway.” - Westernjournal.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Westernjournal.com: “Trump Warns Vandals Targeting Federal Monuments Could Get 'Automatic' 10-Year Prison Stint”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Drew Angerer / Getty ImagesA mob of vandals tries to pull down the statue of Andrew Jackson in Lafayette Square near the White House on June 22. (Drew Angerer / Getty Images)

If you want to take down a federal statue or monument, be prepared to spend some time in prison — at least if President Donald Trump has anything to do with it.

In a tweet on Sunday morning, Trump implicitly threatened to invoke the Veterans’ Memorial Preservation Act if any more statue-topplers decide to rip down more monuments.

“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,” Trump wrote.

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 Monumrnt or Statue. If they even try, an automatic 10 years in prison. Sorry!

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