‘Well this is awkward’: Reporters confused as Trump claims GOP senator will save military bases’ Confederate names
Senator James Inhofe of Oklahoma (CSIS/Flickr)

This Thursday, the Senate approved a $740 billion defense bill by 86-14 and will now ship it off to be reconciled with the House defense bill passed on Tuesday.


According to reports, Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK), who co-wrote and led debate on the bill, said that a provision would be removed from the bill that requires 10 military bases named after Confederate generals to be renamed. The Oklahoman reports that Inhofe said he "spoke" with President Trump about the provision, which they both oppose.

In a tweet this Friday, Trump wrote that he did indeed speak with Inhofe and that he assured Trump that he "WILL NOT be changing the names of our great Military Bases and Forts, places from which we won two World Wars (and more!)."

"Like me, Jim is not a believer in 'Cancel Culture,'" Trump added.

But the tweet sparked confusion from some reporters on Twitter.