President Biden on Friday put an end to a plan by former President Trump to create a “National Garden of American Heroes.”
Biden rescinded a pair of Trump executive orders that called for creating a park that would pay tribute to famous Americans from history, politics and entertainment, Politico reported.
Trump’s plan, announced last July at Mount Rushmore in South Dakota, was his response to rampaging crowds in cities across the U.S. damaging or destroying statues of figures from U.S. history.
Images in the media showed statues of Christopher Columbus, George Washington and others being toppled, smashed or splashed with paint.
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“These statues are not ours alone, to be discarded at the whim of those inflamed by fashionable political passions; they belong to generations that have come before us and to generations yet unborn,” read the text of one of Trump’s orders, according to Politico.