President Trump flatly refused on May 10 to rename U.S. military bases that are named after Confederate generals, calling them “fabled military installations.”
As the fateful 2020 presidential election draws nearer, leftist politicians and media who have lost much influence during the Trump administration are trying everything in their power to drive wedges through American society, including renegotiating the conclusion of the Civil War.
Now, after only a week of orchestrated protests, they have gotten U.S. Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy to go along with the idea of renaming high-profile military installations named for Confederate figures, FOX News reports.
On May 10 Trump wrote on Twitter that these bases named after Confederate soldiers are “Hallowed Grounds” that helped train soldiers to win two world wars.
He stated that his administration “will not even consider the renaming of these Magnificent and Fabled Military Installations.”
The president’s official statement on the topic reads:
“These Monumental and very Powerful Bases have become part of a Great American Heritage, and a history of Winning, Victory, and Freedom,” Trump tweeted. “Therefore, my Administration will not even consider the renaming of these Magnificent and Fabled Military Installations. Our history as the Greatest Nation in the World will not be tampered with. Respect our Military!”
A senior Army official told Fox News on Monday that McCarthy did not plan to change the names unilaterally, but instead will seek bipartisan support to do so. U.S. Army installations named after Confederate generals include Fort Benning in Georgia and Fort Bragg in North Carolina.