New York City Removes Thomas Jefferson Statue

( This week, New York City removed the statue of Thomas Jefferson that had stood in the New York City Council for 187 years. The reason? Members of the city council wanted the slave-owning founding father gone because Thomas Jefferson doesn’t represent contemporary values.

And somewhere Donald Trump was saying a well-earned “I told you so.”

After the riot in Charlottesville in August 2017, President Trump decried the push to remove Confederate statues from public spaces. In his press conference, Trump pointed out that it wasn’t going to stop with Confederate statues. He asked, who’s next? George Washington? Thomas Jefferson? “Where does it stop?”

Immediately, the press that now ignores every falsehood Joe Biden says, landed on Trump’s claim like flies on manure.

In a New York Times article titled “Historians Question Trump’s Comments on Confederate Monuments,” one historian interviewed answered President Trump’s question on if Washington and Jefferson will be next with “a simple ‘no.’”

NPR reporter Steve Inskeep “fact-checked” President Trump’s statement saying that having a President compare Robert E. Lee to Washington “is simply factually wrong.” Inskeep claimed Trump’s warning was just another example of his “standard rhetorical techniques,” namely “whataboutism.”

Well, NYC just got rid of Thomas Jefferson, so what about now, Steve?

Washington Post reporter Kristine Phillips wrote a smug article titled “Historians: No, Mr. President, Washington and Jefferson are not the same as Confederate generals.” Jim Grossman, the executive director of the American Historical Association, told Phillips that Trump’s suggestion was “absurd” and it was “unacceptable” coming from the President of the United States.

So “absurd,” NYC just got rid of Thomas Jefferson.

NBC News wanted Americans to know that Donald Trump was wrong. “Statues of Washington, Jefferson Aren’t ‘Next,’ But It’s Complicated, Historians Say.”

The “historians” NBC interviewed said that Trump’s fears were misplaced. One historian said that while the president can raise a slippery slope argument, “it’s a false slippery slope.”

NYC just got rid of Thomas Jefferson. So not so false after all.

It may take a few years. But in the end, Donald Trump is always proven right. And the media is always proven wrong.