US President Donald trump on Wednesday, June 10, said that his administration would not consider renaming us military bases that were named after Confederate army commanders during the Civil war era.
“My administration will not even consider renaming these magnificent and legendary military facilities. Our history of the greatest country in the world will not be distorted. Respect our army!» ― he wrote on his Twitter page.
The head of state listed several military bases that were proposed to be renamed, such as Fort Bragg in North Carolina, Fort hood in Texas, and Fort Benning in Georgia. Trump called these places “Holy”, as it housed and trained the us military, which “won in two world wars”.
Earlier, army Secretary Ryan McCarthy and the us defense Secretary expressed their readiness to consult on the possible renaming of several military bases.
On June 10, it was reported that the American streaming platform HBO Max removed from the air the film “gone with the wind”, the plot of which is set during the Civil war in the United States.
In recent weeks, protests and riots have continued in the United States over the death of African-American George Floyd. A man was killed after police brutality during the arrest.
The incident caused a wide public response, people spoke out against racism and abuse of power by the police.