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President Trump just laid down one of the visions of his second term… and it is EPIC.
In a stunning speech at Mount Rushmore, the president responded to the far-left radicals who are seeking to erase American history and demolish its monuments.
Trump announced that if he wins a second term, he will establish a "National Garden of American Heroes."
This national park will feature statues of some of the most prominent, historic, and inspiring figures in ALL of American history.
At least 30 statues are planned, including monuments paying tribute to our Founding Fathers, presidents, generals, and civil rights leaders.
This is a HUGE announcement that got big cheers from the crowd in attendance.
See the inspiring moment when Trump announced the proposed National Garden below:
The new garden is currently slated to open on July 4, 2026.
President Trump specifically requested that the statues be made lifelike to honor the figures they represent.
In other words, modern or abstract sculptures will not be allowed.
According to the BBC:
US President Donald Trump has ordered the creation of a "National Garden of American Heroes" to defend what he calls "our great national story" against those who vandalise statues.
His executive order gives a new task force 60 days to present plans, including a location, for the garden.
He insists the new statues must be lifelike, "not abstract or modernist".
A number of US statues have been pulled down since the police killing of an unarmed black man, George Floyd in May.
Monuments linked to the slave-owning Confederacy during the Civil War in America have been especially targeted in the nationwide protests ignited by the death of Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, after a white police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes.
President Trump has defended Confederate symbols as a part of American heritage.
In a speech to mark Independence Day at Mount Rushmore, he condemned the anti-racism protesters who toppled statues.
He said America's national heritage was being threatened - an emotive appeal for patriotism.
The garden - to be in a place of natural beauty near a city - is to be opened by 4 July 2026, Mr Trump's executive order says. State authorities and civic organisations are invited to donate statues for it.
The AP also confirms the announcement and has more details of the figures that will be included in the garden:
President Donald Trump has a vision for his second term, if he wins one, of establishing a “National Garden of American Heroes” that will pay tribute to some of the most prominent figures in U.S. history, a collection of “the greatest Americans to ever live.”
His idea, conveyed in a speech Friday night at Mount Rushmore and expanded on in an executive order, comes as elected officials and institutions are reckoning with whether it is appropriate to continue to honor people, including past presidents, who benefited from slavery or espoused racist views, with monuments or buildings and streets named after them.
The group of 30-plus features Founding Fathers and presidents, civil rights pioneers and aviation innovators, explorers and generals.
Trump’s list includes George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr., all already represented on or near the National Mall in Washington, along with Susan B. Anthony, Daniel Boone, Davy Crockett, Frederick Douglass, Amelia Earhart, Billy Graham, Douglas MacArthur, Christa McAuliffe, Jackie Robinson, Betsy Ross, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Harriet Tubman, Booker T. Washington and Orville and Wilbur Wright.
Trump's announce is big news, especially after weeks of protests where far left radicals toppled statues and monuments paying tribute to figures in American history.
Statues of George Washington and Christopher Columbus, for example, are some of those that were toppled and desecrated by the mob.
So aside from ordering a new National Garden, President Trump is also taking action against those who would disrespect our history and heritage.
This is HUGE news!
According to President Trump's executive order, anyone caught destroying or desecrating a national monument will spend a minimum of 10 years in jail.
Trump also ordered that any status that have been destroyed by radicals must be rebuilt.
The White House published the Executive Order on Building and Rebuilding Monuments to American Heroes online, stating:
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1. Purpose. America owes its present greatness to its past sacrifices. Because the past is always at risk of being forgotten, monuments will always be needed to honor those who came before. Since the time of our founding, Americans have raised monuments to our greatest citizens. In 1784, the legislature of Virginia commissioned the earliest statue of George Washington, a “monument of affection and gratitude” to a man who “unit[ed] to the endowment[s] of the Hero the virtues of the Patriot” and gave to the world “an Immortal Example of true Glory.” I Res. H. Del. (June 24, 1784). In our public parks and plazas, we have erected statues of great Americans who, through acts of wisdom and daring, built and preserved for us a republic of ordered liberty.
These statues are silent teachers in solid form of stone and metal. They preserve the memory of our American story and stir in us a spirit of responsibility for the chapters yet unwritten. These works of art call forth gratitude for the accomplishments and sacrifices of our exceptional fellow citizens who, despite their flaws, placed their virtues, their talents, and their lives in the service of our Nation. These monuments express our noblest ideals: respect for our ancestors, love of freedom, and striving for a more perfect union. They are works of beauty, created as enduring tributes. In preserving them, we show reverence for our past, we dignify our present, and we inspire those who are to come. To build a monument is to ratify our shared national project.
To destroy a monument is to desecrate our common inheritance. In recent weeks, in the midst of protests across America, many monuments have been vandalized or destroyed. Some local governments have responded by taking their monuments down. Among others, monuments to Christopher Columbus, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Francis Scott Key, Ulysses S. Grant, leaders of the abolitionist movement, the first all-volunteer African-American regiment of the Union Army in the Civil War, and American soldiers killed in the First and Second World Wars have been vandalized, destroyed, or removed.
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. My Administration will not abide an assault on our collective national memory. In the face of such acts of destruction, it is our responsibility as Americans to stand strong against this violence, and to peacefully transmit our great national story to future generations through newly commissioned monuments to American heroes.
This November, the choice between Presidential candidates couldn't be any clearer.
President Trump is a man who will always put America first and put ALL Americans first.
He is proud of our history and heritage.
It has shaped us into who we are today, and will help guide us to achieve our founding ideals.
Meanwhile, former vice-president Joe Biden appears poised to cave to the mob... or at best, be a "puppet" for the mob, as President Trump suggested at his Tulsa rally.
Now, more than ever, we must protect the history and ideals that unite us all as Americans!