American Museum of Natural History to Remove Theodore Roosevelt Statue

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that the American Museum of Natural History will be removing the statue of former American President Theodore Roosevelt from its Central Part West entrance. He stated that after years of objections that it symbolized racial discrimination and colonialism, the "problematic" bronze statue depicting President Roosevelt on horseback with a Indigenous man and an African man standing next to the horse will have to go.


The statue has stood at the American Museum of Natural History since 1940. The museum's president, Ellen Futter, stated that the museum objects the statue and its symbolism, but does not object President Roosevelt. As of now, it is still unclear when the statue will be removed and where it will go.


Meanwhile, United States President Donald J. Trump objected to the removal of the statue, tweeting "Ridiculous, don't do it!"


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