Trump ridiculed for plan to build a 'National Garden of American Heroes': 'Surprised he didn't include Zorro'
Trump in Iowa (AFP)

At President Donald Trump's Independence Day Speech at Mount Rushmore, he pledged to sign an executive order establishing the "National Garden of American Heroes" in reaction to efforts to tear down monuments glorifying racist historical figures. Although many of the people proposed by the administration for the garden, like Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King, Jr., are fairly universally beloved, others, like former President Ronald Reagan, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, and evangelical preacher Billy Graham, are sharply partisan choices.


The president was roundly scorned on social media for his proposal, with many considering the whole idea a stunt, and others criticizing the choices of "heroes" Trump wanted to honor.