Trump Wants to Put People Who Vandalize Monuments in Prison for 10 Years

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Talk about a domestic threat.

This week, Donald Trump spoke about the Veterans Memorial Preservation and Recognition Act of 2003, explaining that he wanted “up to 10 years in prison” for anyone who vandalized or attempted to vandalize federal monuments dedicated to veterans.

In case you were wondering, the law he is referencing indeed makes it a felony to vandalize or attempt to vandalize a monument that is dedicated to a person’s service to the U.S. armed forces, but the only catch is it has to be on federally-owned property — or, if the person committing the vandalization crosses state lines to do so, People magazine explained.

The 2003 law also makes a felony punishable by up to 10 years — but NOT over 10 years.

It is unclear by Trump’s tweets whether he was threatening to send federal agents to police against vandalism at future protests.

Of course, the message comes after protesters in Washington, D.C. appeared to attempt to tear down a statue of President Andrew Jackson in Lafayette Park near the White House.

Law enforcement reportedly stopped the statue from being torn down, according to the Associated Press.

“This action is taken effective immediately, but may also be used retroactively for destruction or vandalism already caused,” followed up in a second tweet. “There will be no exceptions!”

Oh man… this isn’t going to end well.