Trump rules out changing Confederate names on military bases

Trump rules out changing Confederate names on military bases
Trump rules out changing Confederate names on military bases

Two days after U.S. Army officials said they were open to the idea of changing the names of military installations named after Confederate soldiers, President Donald Trump declared that would not allow such changes.

"Our history as the Greatest Nation in the World will not be tampered with," the President wrote in a series of posts on Twitter.

"Therefore, my Administration will not even consider renaming of these Magnificent and Fabled Military Installations," Mr. Trump wrote.

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The tweets came as the Pentagon was moving on a variety of fronts to snuff out the display of the Confederate flag at military bases used by the Army, Navy, and Marines.

The declaration was so important for the President that he had his Press Secretary read his tweets to reporters at the start of Wednesday's White House briefing.

“So, that was directly from the President - we spent some time working on that,” Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said to reporters.