Trumps hittepå-monument

Many great American soldiers, both of the North and South, died at this spot, "The Rapids", on the Potomac River. The casualties were so great that the water would turn red and thus became known as "The River of Blood".
It is my great honor to have preserved this important section of the Potomac River!
- Donald John Trump

Monumentet med plaketten (vars text nog är den enda i genren jag sett med ett utropstecken) står mellan fjortonde och femtonde hålet på Championship Course, en golfbana som sträcker sig utmed Potomac-floden. Den är den ena banan på Trump National Golf Club, som köptes och renoverades av the Donald 2009. Det var då som han lät uppföra monumentet, till minne av en händelse som aldrig ägt rum.
Like many of Mr. Trump’s claims, the inscription was evidently not fact-checked. 
“No. Uh-uh. No way. Nothing like that ever happened there," said Richard Gillespie, the executive director of the Mosby Heritage Area Association, a historical preservation and education group devoted to an 1,800-square-mile section of the Northern Virginia Piedmont, including the Lowes Island site. 
"The only thing that was remotely close to that," Mr. Gillespie said, was 11 miles up the river at the Battle of Ball's Bluff in 1861, a rout of Union forces in which several hundred were killed. "The River of Blood?" he added. "Nope, not there."
- Nicholas Fandos: In Renovation of Golf Club, Donald Trump Also Dressed Up History, Esquire 24 november 2015

Se även Wikipedia: River of Blood (monument)

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