NJ Dem Governor says he replaced the desk he used that once belonged to Woodrow Wilson

Early June, Governor Phil Murphy came under fire from some who saw him using historic furniture that once belonged to Woodrow Wilson.

Murphy tweeted “8 minutes and 46 seconds” 8 times along with the hashtag #JusticeforGeorgeFloyd” and a photo of himself sitting at the historic desk.

The Democrat Governor says he has not ditched the desk.

“As soon as I could get a replacement, which was not as easy as I thought, I got one and I think that was the right thing to do,” Murphy said during a news conference Monday, according to CNN.

Murphy’s decision to swap out his desk that once belonged to Murphy comes after Princeton has decided to remove Wilson’s name from their school of public policy.

In a statement, Princeton’s President Christopher Eisgruber said “Wilson’s racism was significant and consequential even by the standards of his own time.” He added “He segregated the federal civil service after it had been racially integrated for decades, thereby taking America backward in its pursuit of justice. He not only acquiesced in but added to the persistent practice of racism in this country, a practice that continues to do harm today.”

President Trump replied to the news of Princeton’s name change by tweeting:

Can anyone believe that Princeton just dropped the name of Woodrow Wilson from their highly respected policy center. Now the Do Nothing Democrats want to take off the name John Wayne from an airport. Incredible stupidity!