‘We Have Them On Tape’: Trump Says ‘Two Anarchists’ Who Defaced George Washington Statue Will Be Caught

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Turn yourselves in now!

That’s the message President Trump posted on Twitter, directed at two anarchists that defaced a statue of George Washington in Manhattan.

“We are tracking down the two Anarchists who threw paint on the magnificent George Washington Statue in Manhattan,” he said in a tweet on Tuesday.

“We have them on tape. They will be prosecuted and face 10 years in prison based on the Monuments and Statues Act,” he continued.

Trump’s tweet was in reference to two people who reportedly threw balloons filled with red paint at two depictions of America’s first president. The states stand on opposite sides of the Washington Square Arch in Washington Square Park.

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“This comes as Democratic New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced last Sunday that the statue of President Theodore Roosevelt would be removed from the entrance of the Museum of Natural History.”

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Statues of U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant and one of National anthem composer Francis Scott Key were also torn down, the Daily Caller reports.

According to the report, city officials washed the paint off of the Washington statues leaving only a faint reddish hue.

Turning Point’s Benny Johnson reports another Washington statue on the campus of George Washington University in Washington, D.C. was also taken down.

It is unclear if this was the result of the protesters or a decision from the administration.