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NJ Gov. Murphy Ditches Woodrow Wilson's Desk

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New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

By    |   Tuesday, 30 June 2020 08:41 AM

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy will no longer use a desk that once belonged to Woodrow Wilson.

The decision came after Murphy had tweeted a photo on June 4 showing him seated behind a desk engraved with Wilson's name. The photo showed Murphy, a Democrat, observing a moment of silence in tribute of George Floyd, who died while in Minneapolis police custody, CNN noted.

Wilson, the former president, had once served as New Jersey governor.

"As soon as I could get a replacement [for the desk], which was not as easy as I thought. I got one and I think that was the right thing to do," Murphy said Monday.

The U.S. is having a "reckoning," Murphy said, and "Woodrow Wilson and his legacy is being swept up in that as it should be."

Meanwhile, President Donald Trump blasted Princeton University on Monday for its decision to remove Wilson’s name from its buildings.

On Saturday, the Ivy League school announced it would strip Wilson’s name from its international affairs school as well as a residential building on campus.

Wilson, who served as president from 1913-1921, re-segregated federal government workers. He also served as president of Princeton and prevented Black students from applying to the school.

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New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy will no longer use a desk that once belonged to Woodrow Wilson. The decision came after Murphy had tweeted a photo on June 4 showing him seated behind a desk engraved with Wilson's name. The photo showed Murphy, a Democrat...
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