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TRIGGER WARNING: Trump Celebrates Christopher Columbus On ‘Columbus Day’

If the Left is looking for something else to clutch their pearls over following the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, President Trump offered it up handily Monday morning by gleefully celebrating Christopher Columbus on Columbus Day.

“Christopher Columbus’s spirit of determination & adventure has provided inspiration to generations of Americans,” Trump tweeted. “On #ColumbusDay, we honor his remarkable accomplishments as a navigator, & celebrate his voyage into the unknown expanse of the Atlantic Ocean.”

As noted by Daily Wire podcast host Michael Knowles, the Marxist professors of the world have unfairly sullied Christopher Columbus’ good name in pursuit of social justice. Contrary to the slanderous charges of genocide, the accomplished explorer, deserves his place in the canon of Western history as a devout Catholic who aided in the discovery of what we today know as America.

Though the Natives undoubtedly experienced cruel treatment at the hands of Spanish Conquistadors, their sins have been falsely attributed to Columbus, according to Stanford professor emerita Carol Delaney. “They are blaming Columbus for the things he didn’t do,” she explains. “It was mostly the people who came after, the settlers. I just think he’s been terribly maligned.”

None of this matters, of course. In the age of “Indigenous People’s Day,” the President’s celebration of Columbus is akin to endorsing racism, according to the Left: