3 thoughts on “What will be Trump’s Heritage?

  1. 4theRecord says:

    August 23, 2017: “23 Outrageous Moments From Trump’s Rally in Phoenix” http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/08/23-outrageous-moments-from-trumps-rally-in-phoenix.html
    #20. Trump claims that his opponents want to “take away our culture” and tear down statues of America’s Founding Fathers.
    “In the proud tradition of America’s great leaders, from George Washington — please don’t take his statue down, please. Please! Does anybody want George Washington’s statue? No. Is that sad? Is that not sad? To Lincoln to Teddy Roosevelt. I see they want to take Teddy Roosevelt’s down too. They’re trying to figure out why. They don’t know. They’re trying to take away our culture. They’re trying to take away our history. And our weak leaders do it overnight. These things have been here for 150 years, for 100 years. You go back to a university and it’s gone. Weak, weak people.”
    “Why Lee Should Go, and Washington Should Stay” By Jon Meacham, a distinguished visiting professor at Vanderbilt University, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of biographies of Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/21/opinion/why-lee-should-go-and-washington-should-stay.html

  2. Mike says:

    “Trump again tweets on Va. governor’s race, says Gillespie will protect ‘our great statues/heritage’”(Washington Post 10/26/17) https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/trump-again-tweets-on-virginias-governors-race-says-northam-will-be-very-weak-on-crime/2017/10/26/4c5d5ea6-ba58-11e7-be94-fabb0f1e9ffb_story.html

    “Isaac Woodard, Jr. (1919~1992) was an African American World War II veteran. Hours after being honorably discharged from the United States Army on February 12, 1946, he was attacked while still in uniform by South Carolina police over a dispute with a bus driver over the use of the restroom. The attack and his injuries sparked national outrage and galvanized the civil rights movement in the United States.
    The attack left Woodard completely and permanently blind. Due to South Carolina’s reluctance to pursue the case, President Harry S. Truman ordered a federal investigation. The sheriff was indicted and went to trial in federal court in South Carolina, where he was acquitted by an all-white jury.
    Truman subsequently established a national interracial commission, made a historic speech to the NAACP and the nation in June 1947 in which he described civil rights as a moral priority, submitted a civil rights bill to Congress in February 1948, and issued Executive Orders 9980 and 9981 on June 26, 1948, desegregating the armed forces and the federal government.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isaac_Woodard

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