Theodore Roosevelt statue defaced by activists, who accuse it of symbolizing ‘white supremacy’

The latest target of left-wing statue defacers is none other than legendary progressive Theodore Roosevelt.

A 10-foot-tall statue of Roosevelt outside New York City’s American Museum of Natural History was vandalized Thursday morning, Newsweek reports. The monument was found covered in red paint. No words were written on the statue.

The Equestrian Statue of Roosevelt, which is on state property, depicts Roosevelt on horseback accompanied by an African American and a Native-American.

The statue has faced criticism from liberals before, most prominently last year, when 200 anti-Columbus Day protesters called for the monument to be removed, citing Roosevelt’s view that the American people had achieved more in science and culture than less developed nations.

The left takes issue with Roosevelt merely pointing out the obvious about America’s unparalleled contribution to humanity while ignoring the 26th President’s progressive support for the working class and enlightened views on the issue of race in America.

Unbeknownst to liberals who refuse to crack open a history book, Roosevelt put himself on the line in 1901 when he invited black leader Booker T. Washington to dine with him at the White House.

Roosevelt knew he would face immense backlash for extending that honor to an African American, but went through with it because he knew it was the right thing to do.

Roosevelt also championed many of the causes Democrats claim to support, such as trust-busting, regulation of railroads, and a push for clean food and drugs. The iconic President’s conservation efforts are the reason the American Museum of Natural History has honored him with a statue outside their facility, calling his term in office “a turning point for the nation’s wilderness and wildlife.”

Interestingly, social justice warriors take no issue with their Democrat forefathers who actually committed racist acts.

Woodrow Wilson, the intellectual founded of modern American progressivism, oversaw an unprecedented segregation in the federal government. Whereas the Republican Roosevelt had invited a leading black intellectual to dinner, the Democrat Wilson threw black civil-rights leader William Monroe Trotter out of the Oval Office.

Then there’s Frederick Delano Roosevelt, whose New Deal laid the foundation of America’s modern welfare state. Democrats love talking about FDR’s big government response to the Great Depression (which was immensely ineffective), but conveniently ignore that it was the New York Democrat who was responsible for the interment of over 100,000 Japanese Americans during World War II.

But facts don’t matter for the social justice crowd. Not when it’s so much easier to grab a bucket of paint and mindlessly protest “hate.”


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