Trump threatens 'automatic 10 years in prison' for anyone harming statues: 'If they even try'

7/12/2020 6:02:00 PM

President Trump issued a warning Sunday morning to anyone who even attempts to harm federal monuments, including the Lincoln or Jefferson Memorials, saying that they will automatically face a substantial prison term.

"No, Radical Left anarchists, agitators, looters or protesters will not be knocking down or harming the Washington Monument, the Lincoln or Jefferson Memorials," Trump tweeted. "If they even try, an automatic 10 years in prison. Sorry!" Trump's warning included "just about any other" federal statues or monuments as well.

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Trump has been vocal about protecting monuments and punishing vandals, especially following incidents involving a monument of Andrew Jackson and vandalism at the Lincoln Memorial, World War II Memorial and St. John's Church.Under the 

Veterans' Memorial Preservation Act, offenders can face up to 10 years behind bars and a fine for damaging or attempts to damage "any structure, plaque, statue, or other monument on public property commemorating the service of any person or persons in the armed forces of the United States."

Earlier this month, Trump signed an executive order dealing with building and rebuilding monuments."To destroy a monument is to desecrate our common inheritance," the order said.Get all the stories you need-to-know from the most powerful name in news delivered first thing every morning to your inbox

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Sounds like a statement or even a warning, but not a threat this isn’t a threat it’s a promise. Thanks POTUS Unless Congress makes that law, he’s blowing smoke 👨‍🦰President Trump issued a warning - ok great but no action or anyone put in jail. STOP WITH THE TALK AND TAKE ACTION THAT IS WHAT THE PEOPLE WANT 'ACTION'

fuckingmoron Good thing our President has his priorities straight. Don’t worry about that covid stuff...look at these statues! But if you’re a crook in Trump’s administration that’s ok because you’ll be pardoned & probably given a lifetime pension plus perks. That's an easy fix. Don't teardown statues. Use democracy. Libs sometimes make things harder than they are.... SMH...

LOCK CRIMINAL THUGS UP!!!!!! Good job! What took you so long Trump? Dude, seriously. What took you so long Arrest them all! They are vandalizing and should be arrested ASAP! About time They should be in jail for vandalism anyways WoW, & frees felons & liars I’d actually suggest death sentence but ok 10 years.🤷‍♂️

Fox News is UNWATCHABLE, esp. on weekends! Corona corona corona ... wait! And MORE CORONA!!!!! VirusHoax FakeNewsMedia FauxNews Amen to that. Hahah he is a joke!!! TraitorTrump Faux News Not enough! After almost 4 years he still doesn’t know how law is made in America. How about an automatic 10 yr sentence for Trump failing to address Putin putting a $100,000 bounty on our servicemen and womens heads in Afghanistan. 20 have died in 2019 and only 3 are being investigated, why? And Trump does nothing.

10 years are not enough for prison term, It should be 50 years in prison for mongoloids and chips that destroy our country. With approaching 140k dead, no administration plan to combat the virus and a looming economic tsunami approaching us, Trumo focuses here.....a total failure as a leader.

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President Trump commutes sentence of longtime friend, adviser Roger StoneBREAKING: President Trump has commuted the sentence of his longtime friend and former campaign adviser Roger Stone, the White House announced. MORE: Stone was sentenced to 40 months in prison after he was found guilty of obstructing justice, witness tampering and five counts of lying to Congress. TrumpCorruption GOOD!!!

President Trump Commutes Sentence of Roger StonePresident Trump on Friday commuted the sentence of Roger Stone, ending the legal drama around his friend and longtime political adviser. love me some blatant corruption at the highest levels of government It turns out that when you elect a criminal to the presidency you end up with a criminal president. Who'd have guessed? look what have you created, senatemajldr LindseyGrahamSC, marcorubio. You have given this huckster a free pass to do whatever he wants. And he is taking full advantage

Roger Stone prison sentence commuted by President TrumpPresident Donald Trump has commuted the 40-month prison sentence of longtime confidant and adviser Roger Stone. A White House statement called the sentence... Finally! At least this Deadly pandemic and his focus is protecting his criminal crony . Partner in Russia interference in the 2016 election . Russia collusion was all fake, So..... no crime bitches