by The SATimes News Service
Winston-Salem, NC: President Donald Trump told a North Carolina crowd Tuesday evening that he wants to restore ‘patriotic education’ because Democrats are trying to take away America’s history.
Trump was speaking in Winston-Salem when he slammed schools for wanting to teach the New York Times’ 1619 Project. ‘The first thing they [Democrats] do is they want to take your history away,’ Trump said to the cheering crowd.
“That’s why the monuments and the statues, they want to knock them down. The first thing they do is take away your guts. They take away your statues, they take away your heroes, they take away your great generals, they take away your past.”
The president then said that his goal is to ‘restore patriotic education to our schools, and we will teach our children to love our country, honor our history, and always respect our great American Flag’.
Huge cheers went up when he spoke about the fines he had introduced for defacing monuments and statues, amid Black Lives Matter protests that gained international attention following the May 25 killing of George Floyd, reported Daily Mail of London.
Interestingly, last Friday, Trump banned federal agencies from conducting racial sensitivity training related to ‘white privilege’ and ‘critical race theory’.
Trump has in the past defended Confederate statues, called the phrase ‘Black Lives Matter’ a symbol of hate, and threatened to withhold funding for liberal cities that saw civil unrest and protests decrying police brutality and racism.
‘You can vote for a candidate backed by violent left-wing rioters if you have to or vote for a candidate backed by selfless law enforcement heroes,’ Trump said Tuesday night.
The president also tore into Joe Biden and his running mate, Kamala Harris, during the rally. Trump said it would be ‘an insult to the country’ if Harris became the first female president.
He also vowed that with him as president, ‘we will live by the timeless words of our motto: in God we trust’.
Trump claimed that Biden was determined to unleash a culture war, rewriting America’s history.
‘Biden’s plan is to appease the domestic terrorists. My plan is to arrest them,’ he said. ‘You had a president who apologized for America,’ he said, referencing Obama. ‘Now you have a president who stands up for America.’
Trump told the crowd that Biden claimed to be on the side of blue collar workers, but had ‘stabbed them in the back’ with his support for free trade.
Trump said before China sent ‘the plague’ he was ‘sailing through an easy election’.
The president said Biden was in thrall to China, and attacked him for his backing of the North American Free Trade Agreement – NAFTA. Trump has since repealed and replaced NAFTA with the North America Canada Trade Deal.
‘Joe Biden is weak, and he is always caving to China,’ he said.
He told his supporters that he had kept his promises, citing justice reform, ending NAFTA and pulling the US out of the Iran deal.
‘We ended catch and release, stopped asylum fraud, and deported 20,000 gang members,’ he said.
‘We invested $2.5trillion in the US military and gave our great warriors a big pay rise.’
‘You better elect me, North Carolina,’ the president said, to chants of ‘four more years’.