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.
Trump Will “Not Even Consider” Renaming U.S. Bases That Honor Confederates
HeadlineJun 11, 2020