Biden revokes Trump order for 'Garden of heroes'

President BidenJoe BidenMilitary must better understand sexual assaults to combat them The Hill's Equilibrium — Presented by NextEra Energy — Tasmanian devil wipes out penguin population On The Money: Democrats make full-court press on expanded child tax credit | White House confident Congress will raise debt ceiling MORE on Friday signed an executive order revoking two measures issued by former President TrumpDonald TrumpWhat blue wave? A close look at Texas today tells of a different story Democrats go down to the wire with Manchin Trump's former bodyguard investigated in NY prosectors' probe: report MORE over the summer in response to protests against racial injustice that targeted monuments of controversial Americans.

Biden's order revokes multiple Trump actions, including one that prioritized punishment for those caught vandalizing statues or monuments, as well as an order that established a "National Garden of American Heroes" that called for erecting statues of hundreds of prominent Americans.

The order signed Friday also revokes a May 2020 order signed by Trump that directed federal agencies to review Section 230, a law that provides protections to social media companies. The move came as Trump and his allies fumed over social media censorship when Twitter began flagging Trump's false tweets about mail voting and incendiary comments around the racial injustice protests.


All three orders were signed by Trump during the summer of 2020 as protests took place around the country in response to the murder of George Floyd by a police officer who knelt on Floyd's neck for nearly nine minutes.

Trump condemned the incident but quickly moved to defend law enforcement and became fixated on protesters who sought to tear down or vandalize monuments of Confederate leaders and other controversial figures associated with racism.

He repeatedly called for jail time for those who were caught damaging statues, and he visited Mount Rushmore ahead of the Fourth of July to denounce cancel culture and share his plans for the Garden of Heroes.

The order called for the garden to be built by July 4, 2026. But with Biden's order on Friday, the park will not be constructed.