Trump on NASCAR Confederate Flag Controversy

Trump on NASCAR Confederate Flag Controversy

President Donald Trump told a reporter Tuesday that the controversy over NASCAR’s recent ban on the display of the Confederate flag at races is not about the symbol itself, but about “freedom of speech.”

Journalists largely ignored the Frederick Douglass tweet, and seized on the Confederate flag tweet — though Trump had not defended the flag itself in observing that the controversy had cost NASCAR in television ratings.

When I asked him about the flag’s place in our society, President Trump reiterated: “It’s freedom of speech.” #NexstarDC — Jessi Turnure (@JessiTurnure) July 7, 2020

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) pointed out to Breitbart News Daily on Tuesday that the bill also requires the removal of monuments that are currently in U.S. military cemeteries and in other U.S. military buildings, including the academy at West Point.

Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News and the host of Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot on Sunday evenings from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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