Listen to Latest podcast:
Listen Live to Dan
Watch: TV

On The Air

Trump Administration “Will Not Even Consider” Renaming Military Bases

  • by:
  • Source: Dan Bongino
  • 06/11/2022
Fight tech tyranny. Join Dan on Parler @dbongino.

In 2017, a nationwide debate ensued whether to pull down statues of Confederate soldiers and Confederate flags. This debate continues to this day, the latest example being Virginia Democrat governor Ralph Northam wanting to take down the Robert E. Lee statue in Richmond.

It’s an understandable position, considering that having statues of slavery supporters is seen by many as support of slavery today. But on Wednesday, President Trump took the opposite position, saying that the bases are “hallowed grounds” that helped train soldiers to win two world wars, and that the administration “will not even consider the renaming of these Magnificent and Fabled Military Installations.”

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1270787974880526337

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1270787975719391233

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1270787978626052096

According to Fox News, “[a]t least 10 Army installations are named after Confederate military commanders, including Fort Hood in Texas, Fort Benning in Georgia and Fort Bragg in North Carolina. Previous calls to rename them have been dismissed on the grounds that doing so would go against tradition.”

As such, Trump tweeted today:

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1271082251791499267

How right he is.

Photos by Getty Images

Get latest news delivered daily!

We will send you breaking news right to your inbox