Donald Trump: ‘Bring Back Columbus Day!’

TO GO WITH STORY by Karin ZEITVOGEL, Lifestyle-US-holiday-Columbus A 06 October 2007 photo shows the statue of Christopher Columbus at Columbus Circle in front of Union Station in Washington, DC. The statue was dedicated to Columbus 08 June 1912. Every year since 1934, people in the United States have celebrated …
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Former President Donald Trump on Monday remembered Columbus Day by calling on fellow citizens to revive the national holiday.

“BRING BACK COLUMBUS DAY!” Trump stated on Truth Social.

Columbus Day is a national holiday celebrated in the United States, along with other continental nations, to commemorate the day Italian explorer Christopher Columbus arrived in the Americas on October 12, 1492. The voyage would be followed by three others in 1493, 1498, and 1502.

Columbus’s first voyage was financed by Ferdinand II and Isabella I, the Catholic Monarchs of Spain. The investment was significant at the time due to Spain’s expensive war against the invading Moors (Muslims).

Columbus’s original intent was to find a water route from Europe to Asia to increase trade. Instead, Columbus discovered the “new world,” producing a great expansion of human achievement, standards of living, wealth, and poverty alleviation in less than 500 years.

Some far-left radicals have since tried to cancel Columbus Day in the United States by replacing it with “Indigenous Peoples Day.” “Indigenous Peoples Day” was proclaimed a holiday by the Biden administration in 2021.

“Since time immemorial, American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians have built vibrant and diverse cultures — safeguarding land, language, spirit, knowledge, and tradition across the generations,” the White House’s proclamation stated.

“On Indigenous Peoples’ Day, our Nation celebrates the invaluable contributions and resilience of Indigenous peoples, recognizes their inherent sovereignty, and commits to honoring the Federal Government’s trust and treaty obligations to Tribal Nations,” the proclamation continued.

Follow Wendell Husebø on Twitter @WendellHusebø. He is the author of Politics of Slave Morality.


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