Trump criticized the decision to dismantle the monument to Roosevelt in new York
The US President Donald trump called the ridiculous decision to dismantle the equestrian monument to former U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt at the entrance to the American Museum of natural history in new York.
A bronze monument to the American President who was in power from 1901 to 1909, was erected in 1940. The monument consists of three main elements: Roosevelt sitting astride a horse near a horse on one side is Indian, the other African.
Previously, the newspaper the New York Times reported that the decision on removing the monument took the Museum, as agreed, the authorities of new York, which owns the rights to it. Activists objected to that monument for many years. He became, as many believe, a symbol of colonial expansion and racial discrimination, the newspaper notes. The decision to dismantle the statue was made against the backdrop of protests against racism. The Museum has always defended and preserved these objects of the past, despite the fact that they could be "very controversial", said the publication.
As assured the President of the Museum Ellen Fatter, the Museum does not have anything against the Roosevelt. In honor of the former American President, which is closely connected with the history of the Museum, decided to name the Hall of Biodiversity.
In his statement, the mayor of new York bill di Blasio noted that the Museum was asked to remove the equestrian statue of Roosevelt, as the colored and Indian are presented as if they were "enslaved and racially inferior". Grandson of Roosevelt, who is a Trustee of the Museum, released a statement in which he approved the removal of the monument.
Sources told the New York Times that the fate of the monument after the dismantling still unknown, nobody knows what will stand in its place.
Across the United States amid protests after the death of the African-American George Floyd from the hands of the police began a spontaneous demolition of the monuments of the southerners during the Civil war. It also touched upon the statues of the discoverer of America Christopher Columbus, whose left-wing activists accused of genocide of the indigenous population of America.