The former president proposed the monument last year to honor dozens of American historical figures.
President Joe Biden on Friday laid a kibbutz on his predecessor’s planned “American Heroes National Garden” and rescinded former President Donald Trump’s executive order aimed at adding social media companies and branding American foreign aid.
In an executive order of his own, Biden scrapped the Trump-formed taskforce to build the new monument, which the former president proposed last year. It featured sculptures of dozens of American historical figures, including presidents, athletes and pop culture icons, conceived by Trump as “a huge outdoor park that will feature statues of the best Americans of all time.”
Trump himself compiled the 30-plus list, which included Davy Crockett, Billy Graham, Whitney Houston, Harriet Tubman and Antonin Scalia, but no sites were chosen and the garden was never funded by Congress.
Trump has repeatedly condemned the desecration and demolition of historic statues by protesters during protests following the deaths of descriptive injustice and police brutality by protesters. George Floyd Last year in Minneapolis
“We will raise the next generation of American patriots,” Trump said During a lecture Last July at Mount Rushmore where he announced his idea for the garden. “We will write the next thrilling chapter of American Adventure. And we will teach our kids to let them know that they live in a land of legends, nothing can stop them and no one can hold them back. “
Trump’s executive order on the establishment of the park said that monuments relating to former presidents, European discoveries in North America, the founders of the United States, and the practice of slavery should be given priority.
“No one will be able to live a perfect life, but everyone will be valued for respect, remembrance and study,” the now-canceled order said.
Other Trump executive actions have been withdrawn
Biden’s order in May 2020 also overturned an order calling on the Trump administration and the Federal Trade Commission to investigate social media firms for labeling or posting or deleting entire accounts, which Trump claimed freedom of speech was restricted. The order came after Trump himself removed himself from platforms like Twitter and Facebook after the January 6 uprising in the capital.
The president also ended Trump’s December 2020 order to brand all U.S. foreign aid with a single “logo that expresses the values and generosity of the American people.”
Trump’s June 2020 order was also overturned, urging the federal government to “do adequate justice under federal law” to vandalize and destroy federal property idols. The order was in response to the removal of the statue during nationwide protests against racial injustice following the killing of George Floyd while in police custody – especially those who respected the union.
Biden also noted in Trump’s announcement that immigrants needed to prove that they would be covered by certain health insurance plans within 30 days of entering the United States or that they could cut medical costs.
“My administration is committed to expanding access to quality, affordable healthcare,” Biden said in a statement. “However, we can achieve this objective by not barring non-citizens who are legally attempting to immigrate to this country, but who are financially deprived or have not purchased health insurance coverage from a limited list of eligibility plans.”