Document Type

Opinion

Publication Date

8-20-2017

Department

History

Abstract

In a press conference last week President Donald Trump made this contribution to the escalating debate about monuments and memorials to American heroes who, by today’s reckoning, failed a moral test.

The statue debate is inherently emotional and when it comes to keeping certain statues up or pulling them down, it riles people up —including Donald Trump. However, it is important to separate President Trump’s intemperate and often factually inaccurate remarks at Tuesday’s press conference from the statue controversy as it is currently playing out. (excerpt)

Comments

Originally available on Lancaster Online.

Required Publisher's Statement

Birkner, Michael J. "Monuments Ought to be Considered Case by Case." Lancaster Online (August 20, 2017).