So, we all know, by now, that Christopher Columbus did not discover America. On Monday, however, Donald Trump took to Twitter to praise Columbus’ ‘spirit of determination and adventure’. Needless to say, many Twitter users did not agree.
Christopher Columbus’s spirit of determination & adventure has provided inspiration to generations of Americans. On #ColumbusDay, we honor his remarkable accomplishments as a navigator, & celebrate his voyage into the unknown expanse of the Atlantic Ocean. https://t.co/Mg3dxRfPuN
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 8, 2018
One response tweet said, “Columbus destroyed races, languages, and customs. He enslaved natives by invoking superstition. He’s no hero. He wasn’t even a pioneer.”
Another user tweeted, “Columbus did not discover North America, maybe Jamaica but not North America.”
source – aol