President Donald Trump was harshly criticized early Wednesday morning after he issued a veto threat two minutes before midnight.
Here’s some of what people were saying:
So you’re defunding the military to defend the Confederacy? Weird priorities.
— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch) July 1, 2020
just fully licking the confederate flag here https://t.co/LSN6ws0pE2
— Talia Lavin (@chick_in_kiev) July 1, 2020
Read the room https://t.co/uKlYSf54Gw
— Preet Bharara (@PreetBharara) July 1, 2020
First, those bases were named after WWI, some after WWII. Second, soldiers have attachments to their units but not to the names of their bases. Third, why are you glorifying treasonous secessionists? https://t.co/G7rJbxtcUP
— Fred Kaplan (@fmkaplan) July 1, 2020
Makes sense that the guy currently allowing Russia to kill our soldiers is defending the Confederacy over the United States. https://t.co/siV8GXksLK
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) July 1, 2020
Let’s put this in the “how many ways can @realDonaldTrump show he is a racist” folder. It’s getting thick.
Trump is on the wrong & racist side of history. https://t.co/PtZlveNiRn
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) July 1, 2020