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President Trump donates a quarter of his salary to repair and restore America’s statues and monuments

America has been ravaged by violent and destructive riots in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death.

And as loud cries for social justice have been heard across the country, so too have the calls for our nation to rebuke its history rather than learn from it.

As a result, many statues and monuments have been torn down or defaced by anarchists in cites across the nation as Democrat governors, mayors and city officials not only allow it to happen, but in many cases encourage it. Got to secure those votes from the woke mob after all.

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President Trump, however, has taken a much different approach and is fed up with these kids’ behavior, like most God-fearing and patriotic Americans who know that we are not perfect as a nation, nor were our ancestors, but we have it better than anyone else.

Furthermore, President Trump continues to show that he puts America first and will be donating a quarter of his presidential salary to repair our nation’s monuments and statues.

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The president has vowed from the beginning to not take his salary, but rather put it toward building a better America.

He offered the following in a tweet Friday:

“I promised YOU I would not take a dime of salary as your President. I donate the entire $400,000! It is my honor to give $100,000 to the National Park Service to help repair and restore our GREAT National Monuments. So important to our American History! Thank You!!”

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The funds will go toward the National Park Service for restorations.

While many of the toppled statues were confederates or slave owners, the ungrateful and uneducated mob has ironically torn down statues of union generals and monuments with themes that fight for equality and ending slavery as well.

This piece was written by Drew Berquist on August 15, 2020. It originally appeared in DrewBerquist.com and is used by permission.

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Drew Berquist is a former counterterrorism officer, national security commentator, author, realist and host of This Is My Show with Drew Berquist.

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