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Wed Jun 10, 2020, 04:22 PM Jun 2020

Trump 'will not even consider' renaming Army bases named for Confederate leaders [View all]

Source: The Hill

President Trump said Wednesday he will "not even consider" renaming Army bases that were named for Confederate leaders after top military officials indicated recently they are open to the idea. In a series of tweets, Trump argued the bases have become part of U.S. history that should not be “tampered with.”

“These Monumental and very Powerful Bases have become part of a Great American Heritage, and a history of Winning, Victory, and Freedom,” he tweeted, adding that “HEROES” who won two world wars were trained on the “Hallowed Grounds” of the bases. “Therefore, my Administration will not even consider the renaming of these Magnificent and Fabled Military Installations,” Trump continued.

Minutes after Trump posted his comments, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany began Wednesday’s briefing by distributing Trump’s tweet to reporters and reading it in its entirety from the podium. "That was directly from the president. We spent some time working on that, and I wanted to deliver that to you," she said.

McEnany said Trump would veto the annual National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) if the massive spending bill mandated changing the names of the bases.

Read more: https://thehill.com/policy/defense/502115-trump-will-not-even-consider-renaming-army-bases-named-for-confederate-leaders

There are 10 Army bases around the country named for Confederate military officers: Fort Lee, Fort Hood, Fort Benning, Fort Gordon, Fort Bragg, Fort Polk, Fort Pickett, Fort A.P. Hill, Fort Rucker and Camp Beauregard.
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Cool... Zoonart Jun 2020 #1
Heck, I Would Not Be Surprised If He Started Naming... TomCADem Jun 2020 #23
He doesn't name military bases. I wish they'd pull down his freaking picture at those bases, too.... George II Jun 2020 #2
I would love to see the name changing of the bases marie999 Jun 2020 #3
Someone needs to tell him Mr.Bill Jun 2020 #4
areyouright? They themselves keep telling us bucolic_frolic Jun 2020 #8
I like soldiers who aren't traitors lagomorph777 Jun 2020 #25
He just keeps playing to ignorant white wing racists. It's going to catch up with him in Nov. Hoyt Jun 2020 #5
what does he know about history? handmade34 Jun 2020 #6
Many of those military people got captured. They're better than John McCain? George II Jun 2020 #7
Well, they were more racist. There's that. lastlib Jun 2020 #13
Thats OK. President Biden will take care of it after Jan. 20. /nt sdfernando Jun 2020 #9
If you really want to see his head explode (and I DO!!),,,, lastlib Jun 2020 #10
I think I will recommend that to my GOPher Congress-varmint. lastlib Jun 2020 #12
it might even make my GOPher CongressCritter's head explode yellowdogintexas Jun 2020 #20
"very Powerful Bases" is even more cringeworthy when you find out... thesquanderer Jun 2020 #11
I've been stationed at Fort Hood jmowreader Jun 2020 #14
I did AIT at Fort Polk. Ditto. JustABozoOnThisBus Jun 2020 #24
If there's no colocated other-service base there, it can't be a Joint Base jmowreader Jun 2020 #26
No one should be surprised sakabatou Jun 2020 #15
Major General (Ret.) Paul Eaton on Trump Tweets Defending Confederate-Named Bases soothsayer Jun 2020 #16
Trump makes sure to prove himself a racist asshole every day. hadEnuf Jun 2020 #17
My choice: Fort Rucker sarge43 Jun 2020 #18
Within the first week please, President Biden Maeve Jun 2020 #19
So let's rename Greensboro to Cornwallistown. mwooldri Jun 2020 #21
If you are in Wi.Mi, Oh. Pa. Fl and voted for Trump don't try to justify this and MRDAWG Jun 2020 #22
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