President Trump Defends Waving the Confederate Flag as Symbol for ‘Freedom of Many Things’
Even as many Republicans and conservatives fold to the left-wing mob, President Donald Trump is standing strong and defending patriotic Americans who fly the Confederate Flag.
President Trump appeared on an edition of “Fox News Sunday” where he discussed the controversial flag and gave his opinion about its use. He was asked if he found the flag to be offensive.
“It depends on who you’re talking about, when you’re talking about,” Trump said in response. “When people proudly had their Confederate flags they’re not talking about racism. They love their flag, it represents the South. They like the South … I say it’s freedom of many things, but it’s freedom of speech.”
President Trump is bucking the trend of throwing U.S. history under the bus to appease unruly Black Lives Matter supremacists. He has stood against the push to rename military bases named after Confederate generals as well.
Big League Politics reported on how Trump has gone as far as threatening to veto legislation that would rename the military bases:
President Donald Trump threatened to veto any edition of the annual National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that requires the renaming of U.S. military bases named after Confederate Army generals. Democratic Senators, including Elizabeth Warren, are pushing a provision that will rename the facilities.
The President made it clear any NDAA that renames that bases won’t receive his signature. In a tweet, President Trump cited the legacy of the bases in America’s victory in the two World Wars of the twentieth century.
Republicans had declined to stand up against the drive to purge the names of iconic American military installations such as Fort Bragg and Fort Benning, with only populist conservative Josh Hawley offering opposition to the cultural cleansing attempt when it passed through the Democrat-controlled Senate Armed Services Committee.
Polling conducted on the matter reveals that a strong majority of the American public opposes purging the names of the bases from record because of their association with the Confederacy.
There are ten total U.S. Army bases named after Confederate military leaders, most of them located in the southern United States and named as such as a gesture of reconciliation to the South in the Reconstruction period and beyond.
When asked about renaming the military bases named after Confederate generals, President Trump had another colorful response for biased fake news anchor Chris Wallace.
“Go to that community where Fort Bragg is, in a great state, I love that state, go to the community, say how do you like the idea of renaming Fort Bragg, and then what are we going to name it?” Trump asked.
“We’re going to name it after the Reverend Al Sharpton?” Trump added. “What are you going to name it, Chris, tell me what you’re going to name it?”
President Trump is a cultural force against political correctness and for common sense. He is hoping that will be enough to win a second term in the White House against a backdrop of virus hysteria and race riots.