Trump says GOP lawmaker told him he would not change the names of military bases

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President Trump said in a tweet that a GOP lawmaker told him he would not change the names of military bases, after a provision to rename military bases after Confederate officials passed in Congress with a majority in the veto test. The president said Senator Jim Inhofe, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, had informed him that he would not change the names of the bases.“I spoke to the well-respected Senator (President) @JimInhofe, who informed me that he will NOT be changing the names of our large military bases and forts, places from which we have won two world wars (and more! ). Like me, Jim doesn’t believe in ‘Canceling Culture’, ”Trump said in a tweet Friday.

The Senate and House this week passed their own versions of the National Defense Authorization Act, both of which include a provision to change the names of bases. The Senate wording would form a commission that would have three years to work out a plan on how to approach the base name change. The version passed in the House calls for name changes within one year.

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