Trump Shot/Chaser Numero Dos

The president tweeted the following (nonsensical capitalization sic, of course):

It has been suggested that we should rename as many as 10 of our Legendary Military Bases, such as Fort Bragg in North Carolina, Fort Hood in Texas, Fort Benning in Georgia, etc. These Monumental and very Powerful Bases have become part of a Great American Heritage, and a history of Winning, Victory, and Freedom.

James Fallows:

I believe he genuinely does not realize that Generals Bragg, Hood, and Benning all commanded forces that fought against troops of the United States Army.

(You can argue about whether these should be re-named. But he seems to think they are part of the “History of Winning”.)

Pretty hard to claim their part in the “History of Freedom” either, given the cause they were fighting for.

Thursday, 11 June 2020