An organization both traditionally related to white conservative men came at two very different conclusions on Wednesday, July 10 2020 about symbols of America’s racial past.
President Donald John Trump, was very upset after catching wind of his own military’s willingness to changing the names of certain bases showing honor to Confederate commanders, ordered such a change would never happen with him in office.
NASCAR, responding to a heartfelt request from its only full-time African American driver, stating it was putting a ban on the Confederate flag at its races, where the historic symbol of Southern secession has been a common sight.
Both announcements were made within a three-hour period, illustrate the entrenched position Trump has staked out as the nation continues to reckon with historic inequality on race even police abuse, and as he worries about his diminished political hope.
Major private companies, sports leagues, local and state governments, military personnel, media properties & academic institutions trying to restore friendly relations after the historic role that racism and white supremacy have played in their own past— and the America’s history — President Donald Trump has repeatedly numerous time rebuffed such changes & has instead returned to the notion of preserving the country’s heritage.
“To this point, Trump’s instincts as a culture warrior have been proven correct politically. Combine that with his unwillingness to apologize or back down, and it should come as no surprise that he’s sticking to his guns on the monuments, base names and kneeling during the National Anthem,” one outside adviser to the President said. “So, even though this feels like a national moment unlike anything we’ve experienced before, I still wouldn’t bet against his political instincts.”
Other Trump allies have encouraged a more peacemaking approach. Asked if the President should deliver remarks in a bid to heal the country, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said to CNN: “I think maybe instead of speaking he should do some listening.”