Trump Praises Christopher Columbus Without Mentioning Indigenous People For The Second Year In A Row
Donald Trump failed, for the second year in a row, to mention indigenous people while making his Christopher Columbus proclamation for Columbus Day.
“Columbus’s spirit of determination and adventure has provided inspiration to generations of Americans. On Columbus Day, we honor his remarkable accomplishments as a navigator, and celebrate his voyage into the unknown expanse of the Atlantic Ocean,” Trump said in the proclamation.
“His expedition formed the initial bond between Europe and the Americas, and changed the world forever,” he added. “Today, in that spirit, we continue to seek new horizons for greater opportunity and further discovery on land, in sea, and in space.”
This marks the second year in a row that Trump fails to mention indigenous people in his proclamation.
Native Americans are a big part of American history and yet Trump decides to ignore them as if they didn’t matter.
Columbus Day might be a national holiday, by several U.S. states and cities do not recognize Columbus Day as a public holiday. And even South Dakota has celebrated Native American Day for nearly 30 years.
This year, Columbus, Ohio, joined the cities that would not observe the holiday, breaking with decades worth of practice.
Christopher Columbus’s spirit of determination & adventure has provided inspiration to generations of Americans. On #ColumbusDay, we honor his remarkable accomplishments as a navigator, & celebrate his voyage into the unknown expanse of the Atlantic Ocean. https://t.co/Mg3dxRfPuN
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 8, 2018