Nashville, TN - According to reports, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has called for the State Capitol Commission to relocate the Nathan Bedford Forrest bust from the state capitol building to a local museum.
The relocation of the controversial bust has left many Tennesseans debating who to recognize in its place. One state representative, Paul Putman, says the answer is clear: President Trump.
The Republican lawmaker told reporters, "I can think of no better leader to honor in our capitol than President Donald J. Trump. I think we can all agree that his likeness in our halls could unite our state like never before, no matter where you stand on the monument debate."
A White House spokesperson said, "While the president vehemently opposes the removal of our nation's historical monuments, he fully supports the move in this particular instance."
The State Capitol Commission has a meeting scheduled later today to discuss the removal of the bust. It is unclear if they will consider Representative Putman's proposal at this time.
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