Biden Dissolves Controversial Trump Orders On Race And Culture

WASHINGTON DC- MAY 12 U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the COVID-19 response and the ongoing vaccination program at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building

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The White House noted that Biden had used the "authority" given to him to scrap Donald Trump's orders, New York Daily News reported.

Trump had named a task force to work on the national garden, but it didn't get much farther than the planning stage.

Joe Biden has ditched Donald Trump's plan to build a "Garden of American Heroes" featuring statues of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Whitney Houston and Kobe Bryant.

According to U.S. News, the list spanned to more than 240 figures from history that Trump considered "American Heroes" that include presidents, athletes, inventors, as well as pop culture icons.

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Mr Biden also abolished the Trump-formed task force to create the new garden monument, which the former president proposed past year and which he wanted to feature sculptures of dozens of American historical figures including Davy Crockett, Billy Graham, Whitney Houston, Harriet Tubman and Antonin Scalia.

However, no site was determined for the National Garden of American Heroes, and Congress never funded the proposition.

Mr Trump issued an order in June 2020 instructing the federal government "to prosecute to the fullest extent" any person "that destroys, damages, vandalizes, or desecrates a monument, memorial, or statue".

It was a response in part to the pulling down of statutes during protests following the death of George Floyd, as well as the planned removal of Confederate monuments across the country.

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The president also revoked a 2019 Trump proclamation that purported to prevent immigrants "who will financially burden the United States healthcare system" from entering the United States.

The president also squashed executive orders trying to redefine certain categories of white-collar crimes to prevent "overcriminalization" and limit USA foreign aid for certain countries.

The first order Biden rescinded was one Trump signed in May 2020 instructing federal agencies to find ways to peel back Section 230, a portion of internet law providing legal protections for social media companies.

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