President Donald Trump reacted Monday to an attempt by violent protesters to topple the statue of Andrew Jackson in Lafayette Square across the street from the White House.
“Ten years in prison under the Veteran’s Memorial Preservation Act,” Trump wrote. “Beware!”
Trump commented after Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) shared a similar sentiment on Twitter.
“By the way, criminal masterminds, you’re destroying a statue on federal property that commemorates the military service of Andrew Jackson, a crime that carries a 10-year sentence under the Veterans Memorial Preservation and Recognition Act,” he wrote. “And you’re on tape. Lock ‘em up!”