President Donald Trump was harshly criticized early Wednesday morning after he issued a veto threat two minutes before midnight.
Here’s some of what people were saying:
So you’re defunding the military to defend the Confederacy? Weird priorities.
— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch) July 1, 2020
just fully licking the confederate flag here https://t.co/LSN6ws0pE2
— Talia Lavin (@chick_in_kiev) July 1, 2020
Read the room https://t.co/uKlYSf54Gw
— Preet Bharara (@PreetBharara) July 1, 2020
The Mississippi legislature, which is controlled by Republicans, and the Governor of Mississippi, who is a Republican, have removed the confederate battle emblem from the state flag.
They appear to understand this moment, at least on a political level, better than the president https://t.co/GLTKrLTnXl
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) July 1, 2020
First, those bases were named after WWI, some after WWII. Second, soldiers have attachments to their units but not to the names of their bases. Third, why are you glorifying treasonous secessionists? https://t.co/G7rJbxtcUP
— Fred Kaplan (@fmkaplan) July 1, 2020
Makes sense that the guy currently allowing Russia to kill our soldiers is defending the Confederacy over the United States. https://t.co/siV8GXksLK
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) July 1, 2020
This fucker. This somehow verbal pile of human excrement. This monstrous person who so many of you idiots thought was a good idea. https://t.co/T1oEabVmTl
— Elizabeth C. McLaughlin 🩸🦷 (@ECMcLaughlin) July 1, 2020
In his bunker, his lonely bunker, the Dumbfuck tweets tonight. 🎶 https://t.co/6d20zbqeYG
— Tim Hannan (@TimHannan) July 1, 2020
Let’s put this in the “how many ways can @realDonaldTrump show he is a racist” folder. It’s getting thick.
Trump is on the wrong & racist side of history. https://t.co/PtZlveNiRn
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) July 1, 2020