Upon entering the White House, President Joe Biden kicked off what seemed to be a mission to reverse virtually everything former President Donald Trump put in place, and he hasn’t stopped yet.
According to The Hill, on Friday, Biden signed another executive order aimed at reversing several Trump initiatives. One of the measures bolstered punishment for those caught vandalizing or destroying historical monuments and statues, while another nixed Trump’s plans of installing a “National Garden of American Heroes.”
Trump authorized the construction of the National Garden of American Heroes to honor hundreds of prominent, heroic Americans — a project that would have been completed by July 2026.
Biden also reversed a Trump-led order on the subject of exploring the Section 230 liability shield that social media companies currently enjoy, which was a hot-button topic throughout the Trump presidency, but especially toward the end when social media companies came together in a massive censorship campaign that resulted in the banning of several prominent Republicans, including the former president himself.
All three of the actions reversed by Biden on Friday were well-received by Trump’s supporters, and all three were put in place over the summer of 2020 when Democrats led a nationwide anti-police, pro-riot movement across the country in response to the death of George Floyd.
Trump took a hard-line stance against those who were involved in the movement to destroy or “cancel” hundreds — if not more — monuments and statues across the country as the vandals justified the destructive actions by citing connections to racism.
According to Politico, Trump’s announcement of the construction of the National Garden of Heroes was his response to “dangerous anti-American extremism,” adding that the new project would be “America’s answer to this reckless attempt to erase our heroes, values and entire way of life.”
Biden’s latest round of reversing Trump’s policies and orders comes in the wake of similar actions earlier this year, such as canceling the Keystone XL pipeline project, halting construction on the border wall, and other actions that many believe have placed America in jeopardy on a number of fronts.
The new president’s latest actions continue to prove that he seems bent on doing the opposite of Trump’s idea of “America First,” and unfortunately until a Republican president is back in the White House, it will likely continue.