President Donald Trump on Monday said that he might deliver his speech accepting the Republican Party's nomination for the presidency at either the White House or the historic battlefield of Gettysburg in Pennsylvania.
The choice of Gettysburg would be particularly interesting from a historical perspective, as it was the site of the key battle that sent the Confederacy on the road to defeat.
Many of the president's Twitter followers noted this fact, while also noting that the president himself has regularly defended the honor of Confederate generals who waged war against their own countrymen in order to keep Black Americans enslaved.
Check out some reactions to Trump's tweet below.
but gettysburg is the site of one of your base's greatest defeats https://t.co/cqYmqvHt5b— Oliver Willis (@Oliver Willis) 1597079824.0
Donald Trump to celebrate killing more Americans than confederate rebel Robert E. Lee with speech at Gettysburg bat… https://t.co/q2t3EJK6KO— DPRK News Service (@DPRK News Service) 1597081115.0
Trump's Gettysburg Address: "Four whores and seven NDAs ago..." https://t.co/XmVml77mM1— Tea Pain (@Tea Pain) 1597080468.0
Setting yourself up for comparison to one of the greatest US speeches of all time in a setting redolent of the Sout… https://t.co/hh5ArqG5rj— Susan of Texas (@Susan of Texas) 1597079982.0
Gettysburg would be good. Appomattox would be even better. https://t.co/9L9gPfKyT7— Cam Edwards (@Cam Edwards) 1597080456.0
Who's gonna tell him his team lost at Gettysburg? https://t.co/csGpA4GTs9— David Pepper (@David Pepper) 1597080469.0
I wonder if a speech from Gettysburg would include mentions of how admirable Lee was.— Philip Bump (@Philip Bump) 1597080274.0
@realDonaldTrump DO IT AT GETTYSBURG. YOUR SUPPORTERS WILL SHOW UP WITH THE CONFEDERATE FLAG IN HAND. https://t.co/dZHkzVz0Gt— Sara Spector (@Sara Spector) 1597079852.0
Gettysburg would be the correct historical echo. https://t.co/G7iYGOICsq— Ben Rhodes (@Ben Rhodes) 1597079939.0
giving a speech at gettysburg about why we should have confederate monuments https://t.co/b7sUWfBs3l— David Mack (@David Mack) 1597080079.0
Gettysburg would be quite the choice, given the president's recent defense of generals from the side that lost that… https://t.co/dDaziNAepN— Jonathan Lemire (@Jonathan Lemire) 1597079931.0