As the United States experiences a racial awakening following continued worldwide protests, President Donald Trump has made it clear that he is on the side of Confederate statues.
But it's not only statues of slave owners President Trump has vowed to protect. In a recent Trump campaign ad, the President promised a "new" one of Jesus Christ would be safe under his care.
The statue pictured was Brazil's iconic Christ The Redeemer, a massive sculpture in absolutely no danger of being destroyed.
Trump campaign claims the president will protect Brazil's famous Christ the Redeemer statue from vandalism and dest… https://t.co/UcRQoDNz9B— Business Insider (@Business Insider) 1594057932.0
Trump and his campaign were roundly mocked on Twitter.
@lachlan In fairness, Christ the Redeemer is the first result when you search Google for "Christ statue"... you sho… https://t.co/UZtQChnpvH— Pé (@Pé) 1594056305.0
@lachlan @Popehat This can only work on people who: a) don't recognize "Christ the Redeemer" b) couldn't find Br… https://t.co/fVz1TiddoQ— EBHarrington (@EBHarrington) 1594050398.0
In case any of you miscreants were thinking of tearing down the 125' tall, 635 metric ton Christ the Redeemer statu… https://t.co/yprvUh4a7v— Julie Lynn (@Julie Lynn) 1594050420.0
Christ the Redeemer is in no danger from anybody.
LITERALLY NOBODY IN AMERICA WAS PLANNING ON PULLING DOWN CHRIST THE REDEEMER. https://t.co/sYx8Gaaw0k— ＢＥＡＴ (@ＢＥＡＴ) 1594057592.0
Since the are just gonna lie and say that people wanna tear down Christ the Redeemer I'm gonna make a quick sugges… https://t.co/rB7jjXbrgR— Dan🎃 (@Dan🎃) 1594065177.0
With a pandemic rapidly spreading in America, President Trump is most focused on which statues get to stay up and which don't.
I don't think Christ the redeemer needs protection. https://t.co/CLmvkstcTu— Courage (@Courage) 1594068112.0
As hundreds of thousands fall ill And Putin seeks soldiers to kill, The Prez is engrossed In what matters most: A s… https://t.co/4HAEBfcMQE— Liberal Limericks (@Liberal Limericks) 1594068326.0
When @realDonaldTrump said he was going to protect statues of Southern heroes, nobody had any idea how far south he… https://t.co/F2aRiIcgQZ— Gareth Penn (@Gareth Penn) 1594095810.0
Brazil is just a little bit outside of the President's jurisdiction.
Well to be fair, there’s one of these statues in Eureka Springs, AR. Smaller than the real Christ the redeemer stat… https://t.co/ZHtN6XKyqy— chall (@chall) 1594095022.0
@lachlan in fairness, fleeing to Brazil in hopes of recreating their dreamworld locally would be a pretty on-brand… https://t.co/zggEbO6fCN— Zd (@Zd) 1594052550.0
Perhaps there are other things President Trump should be more intent on protecting?
@lachlan WE WILL PROTECT THIS https://t.co/7ZmDHeyqrB— Twice-Impeached, One-Term Trumpy (parody) (@Twice-Impeached, One-Term Trumpy (parody)) 1594052483.0
@lachlan @trailmo This is the statue most worth protecting, but Trump doesn’t support the inscription on its base. https://t.co/0p8quyeWGM— Bourriquet (@Bourriquet) 1594055430.0
As of the writing of this article, Christ the Redeemer is still standing with no plans to take it down in the foreseeable future.