Entertainment Joe Biden Cancels Donald Trump’s Plans For Celebrity Filled National Garden Of American Heroes

03:37  15 may  2021
03:37  15 may  2021 Source:   deadline.com

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President Joe Biden on Friday put the kibosh on his predecessor' s planned “ National Garden of American Heroes " and revoked former President Donald Trump ' s executive orders aimed at social media companies' moderation policies and branding American foreign aid. In an executive order of his own, Biden abolished the Trump -formed task force to create the new monument, which the former president proposed last year.

Why does Trump want a National Garden of Heroes ? The proposal for the garden of statues was first floated by Trump last year during a speech at Mount Rushmore in South Dakota. The iconic American tourist site, which depicts the carved faces of former presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt on a mountaintop, perhaps inspired Trump to create something equally stunning and iconic during his Another user urged, "Andrew Jackson?? Christopher Columbus?? What in the absolute fuck Biden , you need to cancel this shit ASAP."

Joe Biden wearing a suit and tie © (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

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Joe Biden nixed one of Donald Trump’s plans for a lasting legacy: A National Garden Of American Heroes, filled with statues of historical figures, sports stars, entertainers, business figures, activists and inventors.

Just two days before he left office, Trump signed an executive order that spelled out who would be honored at the new memorial: Everyone from Paul Revere to Ray Charles, Whittaker Chambers to Whitney Houston. Others on the list: Alex Trebek and Kobe Bryant.

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Trump already had announced plans for the National Garden, in a speech at Mount Rushmore last July when he called for a vast park that would feature “the statues of the greatest Americans to ever live.”

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Trump ’ s executive order lamented what it called “a dangerous anti- American extremism that seeks to dismantle our country’s history, institutions and very identity”. The garden , it said, “is America ’s answer to this reckless attempt to erase our heroes , values and entire way of life. The order directed the secretary of the interior to identify a site and provide funding and said a taskforce would “publish an annual public report describing progress on establishing the National Garden and on building statues”. Joe Biden has nominated for interior Deb Haaland, who if confirmed will be the first Native American

US President Donald Trump has ordered the creation of a " National Garden of American Heroes " to defend what he calls "our great national story" against those who vandalise statues. His. executive order gives a new task force 60 days to present plans , including a location, for the garden . He insists the new statues must be lifelike, "not abstract or modernist". A number of US statues have been pulled down since the police killing of an unarmed black man, George Floyd in May. Monuments linked to the slave-owning Confederacy during the Civil War in America have been especially targeted in the

It was a response in part to the pulling down of statutes during protests following the death of George Floyd, as well as the planned removal of Confederate monuments across the country.

Planners of the National Garden had envisioned a massive monument, perhaps even larger than the National Mall, with more than 200 names put forward for inclusion. But the project never got congressional funding, leading to great skepticism that it ever would see the light of day. Many recently opened monuments in Washington, D.C., like the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial and the National World War I Memorial, got built after years of planning and design battles.

Trump had named a task force to work on the national garden, but it didn’t get much farther than the planning stage.

Biden also rescinded Trump’s executive order that called for a crackdown on social media companies, after Twitter began labeling some of his tweets for fact-checking purposes. That order called for the Justice Department and eventually the FCC to investigate whether changes could be made to a federal law that gives platforms legal immunity for the way that they moderate content.

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