President Donald Trump may be potentially facing his last days in the White House, as former Vice President Joe Biden’s victory is further cemented as the days tick by, but Trump has not waivered on following through with a promise he made to members of the U.S. military several months ago.
According to the Daily Caller, Trump is still refusing to sign a National Defense Authorization Act that — within the language of the bill — demands a number of large U.S. military bases be renamed, as their current names have been connected to historical Confederate figures.
Because of the rising popularity of liberal “cancel culture,” Democrat lawmakers want to appease their constituents by literally erasing American history, another issue that Trump has repeatedly fought against.
NBC News reported that in conversations with Republican lawmakers, Trump stood his ground on not budging over his refusal to rename some of the largest military installations in the country, including places like Fort Benning in Georgia and Fort Bragg in North Carolina.
Trump tweeted his strong feelings about refusing to rename the bases in a tweet from earlier this year, pointing out the bases were firmly rooted in “great american heritage.”
“The United States of America trained and deployed our HEROES on these Hallowed Grounds, and won two World Wars. Therefore, my Administration will not even consider the renaming of these Magnificent and Fabled Military Installations,” Trump wrote at the time.
The staggering 740.5 billion defense authorization bill package was sidelined in September in favor of a post-election vote. With Trump in the White House at least until January 20 and his refusal to sign unless the base renaming language is stripped, there’s no telling how long it might take to actually pass the bill.
Hopefully, the two sides will come to some kind of agreement sooner than later, as the meat and potatoes of the bill will authorize much-needed pay raises for our troops, along with allowing the purchasing of equally-needed new equipment and resources.