Someone should tell him the French gifted us the Statue of Liberty as a symbol of American independence, not immigration.
As I listen to French President Macron address Congress, I'm struck that it's the same day that the Supreme Court will hear the Muslim travel ban case. The French people recognized the U.S. as a nation of immigrants when they gifted us the Statue of Liberty.



Colossus of Rhodes Facts
The Colossus of Rhodes is a statue that was built on the Greek island of Rhodes between 292 and 280 BC. The statue was a depiction of the Greek Titan Helios and was meant to celebrate their victory over the ruler of Cyprus in 305 BC. At 98.4 feet high, the Colossus of Rhodes was one of the tallest statues of the ancient world. It only stood for 56 years until it was destroyed by an earthquake in 226 BC. When the ruler of Cyprus was defeated they left behind much of their equipment. The Rhodians sold the equipment and used the money to build the Colossus of Rhodes.



Interesting Colossus of Rhodes Facts:
The Rhodians also used brass and iron from the equipment left behind to build the statue.
The Statue of Liberty has been referred to as the ‘Modern Colossus'. The Colossus of Rhodes was approximately 98.4 feet tall and Statue of Liberty stands at 111 feet, 6 inches, from her heel to the top her head.
The Colossus of Rhodes stood on a 50 foot high white marble pedestal.
There is a plaque inside the pedestal of Statue of Liberty that is inscribed with a sonnet called ‘The New Colossus'. It was written by Emma Lazarus and includes the following reference to the Colossus of Rhodes: ‘Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame.'
Both the Colossus of Rhodes and the Statue of Liberty were built as symbols to freedom.http://www.softschools.com/facts/wonders_of_the_world/colossus_of_rhodes_facts/71/