Trump says government will ‘arrest anyone’ who vandalizes, destroys a statue – National

U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday morning that he’s authorized the government to arrest anyone who vandalizes or destroys a monument or statue.

He added that this act could carry a 10-year prison sentenc.e

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“I have authorized the Federal Government to arrest anyone who vandalizes or destroys any monument, statue or other such Federal property in the U.S. with up to 10 years in prison, per the  Veteran’s Memorial Preservation Act, or such other laws that may be pertinent,” Trump tweeted.

“This action is taken immediately, but may also be used retroactively for destruction or vandalism already caused. There will be no exceptions!”

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