No racism: Trump defends Confederate flag

The American President Donald Trump doesn't see the controversial Confederate flag, which, according to critics, the former slave glorified holder of the south

No racism: Trump defends Confederate flag

The American President Donald Trump doesn't see the controversial Confederate flag, which, according to critics, the former slave glorified holder of the southern States, as a racist Symbol. If people used the flag today, go you "not to racism", but rather a Symbol of the beloved South, Trump said in a Sunday broadcast Interview with the television channel Fox News. Him the use of the flag not to bother, because he was guaranteed the right to freedom of opinion and expression, said Trump.

The President also rejected, once again, the renaming of military bases that are named today after the generals of the former Confederacy. The story was easy to wipe out wrong, he said. Representatives of both parties in Congress want to do the renaming via an amendment to the upcoming defense budget is mandatory. Trump has threatened to block the budget.

The contrast, the former General and Secretary of defense Colin Powell said on Sunday that he would rename the vertices. "I think it is a good idea to rename the ten vertices of the army, which are named after Confederate," said Powell in the television station CBS. He himself had been trained in Fort Benning in Georgia and at that time it had not come to his mind, to search for a different name. In the present Situation, with the Anti-racism protests, this should be done as quickly as possible. Three of the five largest bases of the American army are named after soldiers of the Confederate army.

Updated Date: 19 July 2020, 15:19

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