As he began his final 48 hours as President, Trump issued an amended executive order Monday that added dozens of names slated to be honored in the the planned statuary park. The location for the park has yet to be determined. Trump first announced the plan on July 3 during his speech at Mt. Rushmore.
Among the entertainment-related names making the cut are Louis Armstrong, Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman, Irving Berlin, Humphrey Bogart, Kobe Bryant, Ray Charles, Nat King Cole, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Aretha Franklin, Woody Guthrie, Charlton Heston, Alfred Hitchcock, Bob Hope, Elvis Presley and Jimmy Stewart.
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It’s like he just typed “American heroes” into Google https://t.co/eOGieNYhgG
— Tabatha Southey (@TabathaSouthey) January 18, 2021
Did he … did he draw names at random out of a hat? pic.twitter.com/DLzXVt40PR
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 18, 2021
Just still trying to work through that one of Donald Trump’s last actions in office will be to try to mandate the construction of a statue of Hannah Arendt
— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) January 18, 2021
So, Christopher Columbus, who died in 1506 and who never set foot in North America is going to be in the “National Garden of American Heroes” (or is he talking about the movie director)? pic.twitter.com/a0Dv0IJXWk
— Teapot Dome was Amateur Hour! (@HarrenGWarding) January 18, 2021
Alex Trebek will be added to the American Garden of Heroes. People online are pointing out that he’s Canadian. But maybe a Canadian hero is exactly what America needs right now. –@mattvettese https://t.co/yHjqP1YUuS
— BIG 101 (@1011bigfm) January 18, 2021