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Trump Furious After GOP-Led Panel Agrees To Rename U.S. Military Bases Named For Confederate Generals

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In the wake of nationwide protests against the murder of George Floyd by police, Americans are reconsidering which parts of the United States' past we choose to glorify.

Nascar has banned confederate flags at its races. The band formerly known as Lady Antebellum has changed its name to Lady A.

But while certain private companies have taken up these changes, the long-fought battle to remove confederate iconography from government buildings in the United States has been more uphill.

Lawmakers conquered one of the more significant hurdles, however, when the Republican-led Senate Armed Services Committee amended the yearly defense spending bill to establish a Pentagon commission tasked with renaming all bases, ships, planes, and other entities named for confederate leaders.

The decision came the same day President Donald Trump railed against the idea on Twitter.

Senator Elizabeth Warren elaborated on the committee's move in a Twitter thread.





As you can likely imagine, the President was not a happy camper, and soon took to Twitter, referring to Warren with a racial slur.




The President ended the rant with calls to "Respect our Military," failing to note that the Senate Armed Services Committee is led by veterans, with many of its members veterans as well.

It may not come as a surprise that most people sided with Warren.

Meanwhile, they excoriated Trump for his response.









He knows who won the Civil War, right?




It will be interesting to see how this turns out.