President Donald Trump approved a bill Thursday night that would re-name a memorial named after former President Thomas Jefferson.
Trump signed the S. 1438, the “Gateway Arch National Park Designation Act” into law, which effectively renames the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial as the Gateway Arch National Park, reported the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
“On Thursday, February 22, 2018, the President signed into law: S. 1438, the ‘Gateway Arch National Park Designation Act,’ which redesignates the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial in the State of Missouri as the “Gateway Arch National Park,'” a statement from the Office of the White House Press Secretary read.
The bill was proposed by both Republican and Democratic congressmen.
The president has in the past come out against tearing down Confederate monuments, wondering what would happen when people want to remove statues honoring former presidents.
“Robert E Lee, Stonewall Jackson — who’s next, Washington, Jefferson? So foolish! Also the beauty that is being taken out of our cities, towns and parks will be greatly missed and never able to be comparably replaced,” Trump tweeted in August 2017.
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