Bozell: Protesters’ Statue Vandalism ‘Has Nothing to Do with Racism…Everything to Do with Tearing Down America’

Craig Bannister | June 30, 2020 | 9:44am EDT
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MRC Pres. Brent Bozell

The destruction of statues honoring American icons isn’t about racism; it’s about destroying the foundational principles of the nation – and the media know this, Media Research Center (MRC) Pres. Brent Bozell said Monday.

Appearing on Fox Business Channel's "The Evening Edit," Bozell said that, with each passing day, more Americans are realizing that the protesters' true motive is the destruction of America:

“I think what they're seeing with every day that goes forward is that this has nothing to do with racism. This has everything to do with tearing down America. The media know this, and the media are in a sense, in cahoots, in the sense that they won't report it.

“This same movement, what are they doing? They're tearing down, wanting to tear down the statue of Ulysses S. Grant - who led the North in the fight against slavery where hundreds of thousands of people died. Tearing down the statue of Abraham Lincoln, trying to tear down the Emancipation statue in Washington, that was honoring the Emancipation Proclamation and paid for by freed slaves. Tearing down the 54th Regiment statue in Massachusetts that honors the black regiment that fought against the Confederacy.”

And, the protesters won’t stop with Woodrow Wilson, because their goal isn’t the removal of racist symbols, but about destroying America, Bozell warned:

“The more the public is looking at this, the more they're realizing: ‘You're anti-racist? You're attacking the people that were anti-racist?’

“This is not about race. This is about destroying the foundational principles. So, today it's Woodrow Wilson. Tomorrow, Teddy Roosevelt. God only knows what’s gonna happen next. They're trying to tear down America.”

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