Trump says he will "not even consider" renaming U.S. military bases named after Confederate leaders

by Bryan Brammer · Jun 10th, 2020 4:36 pm

In a series of tweets Wednesday, President Trump said his administration will "not even consider" renaming the 10 U.S. military bases named after Confederate leaders.

"The United States of America trained and deployed our heroes on these Hallowed Grounds, and won two World Wars. Therefore, my Administration will not even consider the renaming of these Magnificent and Fabled Military Installations," Trump tweeted.

Trump's comments were made in response to a spokesperson for Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy who said the secretary was open to "bipartisan discussion" about renaming U.S. military bases and facilities.

McCarthy's considerations come as the Navy and Marine Corps have banned the display of Confederate symbols from its bases, along with a number of U.S. states and cities that have removed Confederate-era statues amid racial unrest over the death of George Floyd.

During a press briefing on Wednesday, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said the president would not sign any legislation that includes language calling for the renaming of United States forts.


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