On Monday morning, President Trump tweeted his praise for Columbus Day. In the tweet, Trump praised Christopher Columbus for his "determination & adventure."
"Christopher Columbus's spirit of determination & adventure has provided inspiration to generations of Americans," Trump said within his tweet pictured below.
The president's tweet made no mention of indigenous peoples, who have been proven to have suffered horrifically during the time that Columbus and his men discovered the Americas. The Hill reports that critics are upset with the president's praise for Christopher Columbus and his omission of any commentary related to indigenous people. The lack of their mention can be compared to past President Obama's reference to Native Americans and the losses they suffered as a result of Columbus's crusade.
Users on Twitter fired back at the president in the comments section.
"You are an ignorant fool... Columbus also spearheaded the atlantic slave trade and began a ruthless cycle of genocide against the Native Americans," asserted one commenter.
"Christopher Columbus was a murderer, rapist and slave driver. It's only typical that you would honor him," said another.
Still, Trump had some supporters commenting on his post.
"Best President Ever. Make America Great Again," cheered one Twitter user.