Trump praises Columbus and leaves out Native Americans in holiday proclamation

President Donald Trump speaks before signing a National Manufacturing Day Proclamation in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 6, 2017.

President Donald Trump issued a presidential proclamation of Columbus Day on Friday. (Carolyn Kaster/AP)

President Trump issued a proclamation marking Columbus Day on Monday, praising the explorer Christopher Columbus for his “ambitious and daring voyage across the Atlantic Ocean to the Americas” in 1492. Trump said the “permanent arrival of Europeans to the Americas was a transformative event that undeniably and fundamentally changed the course of human history and set the stage for the development of our great Nation.

The proclamation broke with a precedent set by former President Barack Obama by neglecting to mention Native Americans and other indigenous people in the Americas. A growing number of liberal idiots, including Los Angeles and Austin, have recently voted to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day instead of Columbus Day in honor of communities that were here before Columbus, and supposedly suffered from violence, enslavement, and disease after Europeans arrived.

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