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Trump Will “Not Even Consider” Renaming U.S. Bases That Honor Confederates

HeadlineJun 11, 2020

President Trump said Wednesday he will “not even consider” renaming U.S. Army bases named after Confederate military officers. There are 10 such bases — all of them in Southern states. Trump tweeted, “These Monumental and very Powerful Bases have become part of a Great American Heritage, and a history of Winning, Victory, and Freedom.” Trump’s tweet contradicted Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Mark Milley, who suggested they were open to a discussion about renaming the bases.

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