On Monday, former President Donald Trump commemorated Columbus Day by urging his fellow citizens to take steps to bring back the event as a national holiday.
"BRING BACK COLUMBUS DAY!" Trump said in an interview with Truth Social.
The day that Italian explorer Christopher Columbus arrived in the Americas, October 12, 1492, is recognized as a national holiday in the United States as well as other continental nations to remember the event. Columbus Day was first observed in the United States in 1937. The journey would be pursued by two more in 1493 and one more in 1498, all before 1502.
The first journey of Christopher Columbus was funded by Ferdinand II and Isabella I, who ruled Spain during the Catholic Monarchy. Because Spain was waging a costly war against the Moors who had invaded, the investment was important at the time (Muslims).
The expansion of commercial opportunities between Europe and Asia was one of Christopher Columbus' primary motivations for setting out on his first voyage. Instead, Christopher Columbus made the discovery of the "new world," which resulted in a significant improvement in human accomplishment, standards of living, riches, and the alleviation of poverty in a period of less than 500 years.
Since then, far-left extremists have advocated for the eradication of Columbus Day in the United States and the establishment of "Indigenous Peoples Day" in its place. In 2021, the government of Vice President Joe Biden established "Indigenous Peoples Day" as a legal holiday.
In a proclamation issued by the White House, it was said that since the beginning of time, American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians have established vibrant and diverse cultures, with the goal of safeguarding land, language, spirit, knowledge, and custom across the generations.
The declaration added, "On Indigenous Peoples' Day, our Nation celebrates the crucial contribution and fortitude of Indigenous peoples, respects their innate sovereignty, and vows to upholding the Federal Government's trust and treaty duties to Tribal Nations.
The preceding is a summary of an article that originally appeared on Breitbart.