WATCH: Trump blasts “merciless campaign to wipe out our history, defame our heroes, erase our values, and indoctrinate our children”

Moments ago, President Trump denounced what he called  “a merciless campaign to wipe out our history, defame our heroes, erase our values, and indoctrinate our children.” Trump vowed that “we must protect and preserve our history, our heritage and our heroes.”

“Mount Rushmore will stand forever as an eternal tribute to our forefathers and our freedoms.”

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People who damage or deface federal statues or monuments “will get a minimum of 10 years in prison,” Trump says at Mount Rushmore

“This monument will never be desecrated, these heroes will never be defaced.” 

Slamming the movement to remove Confederate history, Trump says Mount Rushmore will “stand forever as an eternal tribute to our forefathers”

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