Former President Donald Trump’s Thomas Jefferson’s defense included a critical error about the founding father.
Trump released a statement Tuesday after New York City officials vote to remove a statue of Thomas Jefferson from the New York City Council room.
“Well, it has finally happened. The latter, the great Thomas Jefferson, one of our most important Founding Fathers, and a chief writer of the United States Constitution, was ‘expelled’ from the spectacular New York City Council Chamber, ”Trump said.
He added, “Who would have thought this was possible (I did, and called it that before!). Next, Benjamin Franklin, Abraham Lincoln, and, of course, George Washington. The Radical Left has gone crazy, and it’s hurting the our Country – But someday soon, like -minded people will come back, and our Country will be respected again! ”
President Donald J. Trump:
“Well, it finally happened. The latter, the great Thomas Jefferson, one of our most important Founding Fathers, and a chief writer of the United States Constitution, was” expelled “from the amazing New York City Council Chamber… pic.twitter.com/XXdrGyrpMn
– Liz Harrington (@realLizUSA) Oct. 19, 2021
The issue with Trump’s statement is that Jefferson is not a chief writer of the Constitution, he is write the manifestation of freedom.
“As a ‘silent member’ of Congress, Jefferson, at the age of 33, launched the Declaration of Independence. In the years that followed he worked hard to make these words a reality in Virginia,” the White House said. website reads.
James Madison is known as the main author of the Constitution. Jefferson was not present for the Constitutional Convention but still made contributions in other ways.
Councilor Adrienne Adams, co-chairman of the council’s Black, Latino and Asian Caucus, spoke out against Jefferson’s legacy in remarks she made to the New York City Public Design Commission.
“Jefferson represented some of the most embarrassing parts of our nation’s long and complex history,” Adams said. “It’s time for the city to turn the page and move forward.”
Last month, Trump spoke out against the removal of the Gen. statue. Robert E. Lee in Richmond, Virginia, as Reported by IJR.
“It has long been recognized as a beautiful piece of bronze sculpture. To add insult to injury, supporters of ‘taking’ now plan to cut it into three pieces, and throw this work of art into storage before the complete blasphemy, ”Trump said in a statement.
He continued, “Robert E. Lee is considered by many Generals to be the greatest strategist of them all.”
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