Last May, Hofstra University’s president refused to give in to demands by leftist students to remove a statue of Thomas Jefferson because he was a “slave owner and sexual predator.” But on Friday, they renewed their demand to join the Taliban in tearing down historic icons, with one offering a speech that contained more “like’s” than a Facebook post of a cat playing the piano. You can read about the whole thing here.
One thing that isn’t mentioned is that President Trump warned a long time ago that if we gave in to leftists who wanted to tear down all the Confederate monuments and statues, they would next move on to Jefferson and the other Founders, until they’d torn down all of America’s history that didn’t fit their current rigid PC standards. I believe there are two reasons why the stories about the Jefferson statue usually don’t mention Trump’s warning:
1. The reporters would have to admit that Trump was right.
2. If they printed the original quote from Trump, which was about the controversy in Charlottesville, it would reveal that he was talking about the debate over removing a statue of Robert E. Lee when he said there were “very fine people on both sides,” and not saying there were fine people on the side of the white supremacists who hijacked the event. That scurrilous false accusation has proven very useful for the anti-Trump press.
It goes to show that leftist college students aren’t the only ones who like to rewrite history to make it fit their chosen narrative.