(WATCH) Trump’s Prediction Was Right, Thomas Jefferson Statue Removed From NYC City Hall (VIDEO)

In August of 2017, President Donald Trump spoke on statue removals during a press conference at Trump Tower in New York.

During this press conference, Trump commented on the infamous Charlottesville Unite the Right rally, which descended into violence as clashes broke out between dissident Right-wing figures and counter-protesters.

It was at this press conference that Trump made his “very fine people” remark that made leftists and the media outraged.

The primary purpose of the rally was to protest the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee, and Trump commented on this.

President Trump was asked whether the statue should be taken down and he responded with: “So this week it’s Robert E. Lee. I noticed that Stonewall Jackson’s coming down. I wonder, is it George Washington next week? And is it Thomas Jefferson the week after? You know, you really do have to ask yourself, where does it stop?”

“George Washington was a slave owner. Was George Washington a slave owner? So will George Washington now lose his status? Are we going to take down—excuse me, are we going to take down statues to George Washington? How about Thomas Jefferson? What do you think of Thomas Jefferson? You like him Are we going to take down the statue? Because he was a major slave owner. Now, are we going to take down his statue?”

He went on to affirm that neo-Nazis and white Supremacists should be “condemned totally” but that there were “many people” other than them within the group of protesters.

Trump’s prediction was widely mocked by mainstream Leftist political commentators. Comedian and political commentator John Oliver made fun of Trump for supporting this slippery slope idea.

However, over 4 years later, it has been shown that despite all the Leftist media’s hatred, Trump was right.

After a New York mayoral commission voted to remove the likeness of the nation’s third president, Thomas Jefferson, from City Hall, where it had been for nearly two centuries — because he owned slaves — art handlers hauled up the 884-pound Jefferson statue in a wooden crate Monday.

Dozens of Marshall Fine Arts employees spent several hours carefully removing the painted plaster sculpture from its pedestal inside the City Council rooms and surrounded it with foam and wood boards.

They then used a pulley system to lower the heavy structure down the steps leading to the first-floor rotunda and escorted the Founding Father out the rear door.

The 1833 monument will be long-term loaned to the New York Historical Society, which plans to keep Jefferson’s model in its entryway and reading room.

Keri Butler, the executive director of the Public Design Commission that voted to remove the statue, attempted to prevent the press from witnessing its removal at first. Butler backed down after intervention from the mayor’s office and the City Council.

The commission also attempted to vote on removing the statue without holding a public hearing until The New York Post disclosed their plans.

The City Council was split on whether or not the monument should be removed from its chambers.

Minority Leader Joe Borelli (R-Staten Island) criticized the action as an attempt to “sideline history,” while Black, Latino, and Asian Caucus co-chair I. Daneek Miller (D-Queens) argued the statue should be removed since it does not reflect contemporary values.

The original bronze statue, created by artist Pierre-Jean David, is still on exhibit in Washington, DC’s Capitol Rotunda. Uriah Phillips Levy, a naval officer, and Jefferson enthusiast presented the plaster copy to City Hall in 1834.

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