Trump Refuses To Change Names Of Military Bases Named After Confederate Leaders

President Donald Trump has rejected a call to rename military bases that are named for soldiers and leaders who fought for the Confederate army during the Civil War.

Amid the recent uprising and racial tensions, statues and historical landmarks commemorating some from that era have been defaced, destroyed or removed. And some on the left. including Gen. David Petraeus, have called for Trump to change the name of the military bases bearing those unpopular labels.

“It has been suggested that we should rename as many as 10 of our Legendary Military Bases, such as Fort Bragg in North Carolina, Fort Hood in Texas, Fort Benning in Georgia, etc,” said President Trump on Twitter. “These Monumental and very Powerful Bases have become part of a Great American Heritage, and a history of Winning, Victory, and Freedom. The United States of America trained and deployed our HEROES on these Hallowed Grounds, and won two World Wars.”

Trump continued, “Our history as the Greatest Nation in the World will not be tampered with. Respect our Military!”

To read more about President Trump’s decision, click here.

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