No one is immune to America’s present-day cancel culture. Not even one of the authors of the Declaration of Independence: Thomas Jefferson.
A statue of America’s third president was removed from a City Hall in New York City after a panel voted to ban the monument because he owned slaves, according to the New York Post.
After its nearly two-century debut, the 884-pound statue was boxed up and sent to its new home, the New York Historical Society.
The Post reported the officials who banished the statue also tried banning the press from witnessing its removal but was stopped by some city council members.
Former President Trump, who predicted Jefferson would be canceled by the Left, slammed the move.
“Well, it’s finally happened. The late, great Thomas Jefferson, one of our most important Founding Fathers, and a principal writer of the Constitution of the United States, is being ‘evicted’ from the magnificent New York City Council Chamber,” Trump said in a statement.
National radio host Todd Starnes said, “It’s all part of an effort to destroy our history and our culture. I wrote about this in my book, ‘Culture Jihad: How to Stop the Left From Killing a Nation.’”