Donald Trump Jr. said this week that he doesn’t see any problem with the Confederate flag on Mississippi’s state flag.
In April, voters went to the polls and decided to keep the Confederate flag image in the state flag. The controversy over the flag sprang up last year after nine black churchgoers, including South Carolina state Sen. Clementa Pinckney, were massacred by a white supremacist gunman at the historic Mother Emanuel church in Charleston.
This week, the Mississippi state flag was removed from the Wells Fargo Center, where the DNC was held, after protests by supporters of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.
The DNC, like the RNC last week in Cleveland, had a digital screen that displayed the American flag. Additionally, the audience in the hall waved hundreds of Stars and Stripes given to them by convention organizers when Hillary Clinton accepted the nomination on Thursday night.
“I saw a bunch of stuff on social media this morning where they didn’t even have the American flag up at the Democratic National Convention, and to me as an American that’s pretty disgraceful,” he told the station. “The fact they’re not even thinking about that as part of their platform, as part of their convention, to me says all you need to know about the Democrats.”
When asked about taking down the Mississippi flag, Trump Jr. responded:
“I believe in traditions. I don’t see a lot of the nonsense that that’s created with these things,” he responded. “So, you know, those are issues and I understand how people feel about some of that, but leaving some of the traditions the way they are in this country, there’s nothing wrong with some tradition.”
Watch the interview, as posted by WAPT, here: