President Donald Trump said Wednesday that U.S. Army bases named after generals who fought for slave-holding states of the Confederacy in the Civil War will not change their names. “Our history as the Greatest Nation in the World will not be tampered with. Respect our Military!” Trump wrote in a tweet condemning the suggestion.
President Trump on Thursday condemned the renewed calls to remove Confederate memorials from public grounds in the country. In a tweet, he called the removal of the monuments “sad” and “so foolish”. The Saturday’s white supremacists and neo-Nazis rally, which turned into violence, was organized to protest the removal of one such statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.
Six Flags Over Texas, the theme park in Dallas, Texas has decided to take down the flag of Confederate States of America, along with other four flags. The flags belonged to six different nations that have governed Texas. The park decided to fly only the US flag, citing that they “always choose to focus on celebrating the things that unite us versus that divide us.”