The “Moonhouse” in McLoyd Canyon, which is part of Bears Ears National Monument, near Blanding, Utah, is shown in this photo from 2016. President Trump is expected announced plans to shrink Bears Ears National Monument as well as Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah that were created by past Democratic presidents. (Rick Bowmer/Associated Press file photo)

The “Moonhouse” in McLoyd Canyon, which is part of Bears Ears National Monument, near Blanding, Utah, is shown in this photo from 2016. President Trump is expected announced plans to shrink Bears Ears National Monument as well as Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah that were created by past Democratic presidents. (Rick Bowmer/Associated Press file photo)

Viewpoints: Trump’s monumental mistake

The power to abolish or shrink monuments rests with Congress, not the president.

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