‘Ridiculous, don’t do it!’ Trump responds to Teddy Roosevelt statue removal

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The American Museum of Natural History in New York City is taking down an iconic statue of President Theodore Roosevelt that has stood outside the institution for some 80 years.

The timetable for its removal and to where it will be relocated has yet to be determined.

President Donald Trump described the decision as “ridiculous.”

The statue situated at the Central Park West entrance to the famed building and property which are owned by New York City depicts the 26th president with a Native American and an African man on either side of the president, which critics claim evokes colonialism and racism.

Statues all over the country deemed offensive by contemporary progressive standards are being pulled down in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody.

Reasonable people, rather than woke mobs and vandals that are precipitating much of this activity in the emotionalism of the moment, can agree or disagree about whether erasing both the good and bad aspects of history makes any sense.

Museum President Ellen V. Futter told the New York Times, “Over the last few weeks, our museum community has been profoundly moved by the ever-widening movement for racial justice that has emerged after the killing of George Floyd. We have watched as the attention of the world and the country has increasingly turned to statues as powerful and hurtful symbols of systemic racism. Simply put the time has come to move it.”

The museum plans to rename its Hall of Biodiversity, however, for Teddy Roosevelt in honor of his pioneering efforts on behalf of conservation.

Far-left New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who had to give final approval, predictably supports the idea: “The American Museum of Natural History has asked to remove the Theodore Roosevelt statue because it explicitly depicts Black and Indigenous people as subjugated and racially inferior. The City supports the Museum’s request. It is the right decision and the right time to remove this problematic statue.”

Even Roosevelt’s family agrees with the decision. “The composition of the Equestrian Statue does not reflect Theodore Roosevelt’s legacy. It is time to move the statue and move forward,” said Roosevelt’s great grandson.

Unlike New York City liberals, many on social media insist that the museum is making a big mistake by giving in to anti-education totalitarianism.

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