US President Donald Trump said his administration did not intend to discuss the renaming of military bases named after the Confederate army commanders.
“Someone suggested that we should rename at least 10 of our legendary military bases, such as Fort Bragg in North Carolina, Fort Hood in Texas, Fort Benning in Georgia and so on. These monumental and very powerful bases have become part of the great American heritage and the history of wins, victories and freedom. The United States trained and deployed our heroes in these holy places and won two world wars, ”Trump wrote on his Twitter page.
“In this regard, my administration will not even consider [the possibility] of renaming these majestic and legendary military installations. Our history of the greatest country in the world will not be distorted. Respect our army! ” – continued the American leader.
Earlier, US Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy expressed his willingness to discuss the renaming of US military bases named after the Confederates. It also became known that the leadership of the US Navy was about to ban the flag of the Confederation.
The debate about the feasibility of the Confederate symbolism has flared up in the United States in the wake of the death of African-American George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Recall that in early June, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam ordered the removal of a statue of General Robert Lee, the commander in chief of the southern states of the American Civil War. Before this, a statue of the fallen Confederate soldiers was demolished in the state.
After that, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called for the dismantling of the Confederate statues in the US Congress building.
Several more Confederate monuments were demolished in the USA in the summer of 2017, after which clashes between opponents and supporters of the demolition took place in Charlottesville.
The newspaper VZGLYAD spoke in detail about the American version of the “war of monuments”, and also understood what Black was overthrowing of the whites from the pedestal.