Trump marks Constitution Day with speech at National Archives assailing ‘1619 Project’ as hateful lies about America’s history

Trump marks Constitution Day with speech at National Archives assailing ‘1619 Project’ as hateful lies about America’s history

Justin M.September 17, 20203 min read

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump, hinging his campaign on turning out his core supporters, has increasingly used his public appearances to elevate cultural issues important to his generally whiter and older base, notably in a Thursday speech at the National Archives to commemorate Constitution Day. Speaking at the archives…

Trump marks Constitution Day with speech at National Archives assailing ‘1619 Project’ as hateful lies about America’s history

Trump marks Constitution Day with speech at National Archives assailing ‘1619 Project’ as hateful lies about America’s history

Justin M.September 17, 20203 min read
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump, hinging his campaign on turning out his core supporters, has increasingly used his public appearances to elevate cultural issues important to his generally whiter and older base, notably in a Thursday speech at the National Archives to commemorate Constitution Day. Speaking at the archives museum, he derided the New York Times’ “1619 Project,” which aims to reframe the country’s history by highlighting the consequences of slavery and the contributions of Black Americans. “For many years now, the radicals have mistaken Americans’ silence for weakness. But they are wrong,” Trump said. “There is no more…

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