- Trump: while he is president he will not change the name to Columbus Day
- Joe Biden attacked this celebration and proposed to acknowledge the past
- “Where does this way of thinking come from?” Says Trump about the name of the celebration
Trump: while he is president he will not change the name to Columbus Day. President Donald Trump affirmed this Saturday at a rally in Muskegon, Michigan, pointing to Joe Biden.
The president said that while he is in office, the name of Columbus Day, on October 12, will not be changed to Indigenous Peoples Day, as some sectors advocate.
“Last week (Joe) Biden attacked Christopher Columbus refusing to recognize Columbus Day, and wants to change the name of Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day. Who likes that idea?” Trump said.
Biden “wants to change it to Indigenous Peoples Day, not while I’m president,” Trump said.
On October 12, Biden published a statement on “Indigenous Peoples Day” in which he asked to recognize the past and urged a commitment to collaborate and for equal opportunities for the country’s tribal nations, but at no time He proposed changing the name to the holiday.
In his speech, Trump made mention of attacks in recent months on statues of leaders of the Confederacy (the grouping of southern states that defended slavery in the Civil War against those of the north), of the country’s founding fathers and of explorers linked to the Spanish conquest.
These attacks were directed at the figure of Colón, produced in the heat of the wave of racial protests in the United States.
Where does this way of thinking come from? Where does this evil come from? We have to stop him and we have seen how Sleepy Joe (as Trump calls Biden) not saying anything about Christopher Columbus, “said the president.
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