Skip to comments.Sen. Tammy Duckworth: Trump Spent His Entire Mt. Rushmore Speech 'Talking About Dead Confederates'
Posted on 07/05/2020 10:58:22 AM PDT by jazusamo
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President Donald Trump's 4th of July speech at Mt. Rushmore Friday night focused on the United States' history and legacy in the world. He also addressed the issue with cancel culture advocates trying to completely shatter American history by pulling down monuments and statues. But, according to Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), the president's speech should have focused on the 130,000 Americans who died as a result of the Wuhan coronavirus and the bogus story about Russia putting a bounty on American troops' heads.
"Where does it end? Should statues, for example, of George Washington, come down?" CNN's Dana Bash asked.
"Well, let me just say that we should start off by having a national dialogue on it at some point, but right now, we're in the middle of a global pandemic and one of our allies, one of our countries that are opposed to us Russia has put a bounty on American troops' heads. What really struck me about the speech the president gave at Mt. Rushmore is that he spent more time worried about honoring dead Confederates than he did talking about the lives of our 130,000 Americans who lost their lives to COVID-19 or by warning Russia off the bounty they're putting on Americans' heads," Duckworth explained. "I mean, his priorities are all wrong here. He should be talking about what we're going to do to overcome this pandemic. What are we going to do to push Russia back? And, instead, he had no time for that. He spent all his time talking about dead traitors."
Bash pushed back, reminding Duckworth that many would not consider George Washington to be a "traitor." The senator didn't say whether or not statues of Washington should be torn down but instead insisted a "national dialogue" should take place.
What the senator fails to grasp is this: a "national conversation" can't take place. The left-wing cancel culture mob has already gunned for any and all monuments, not just those of Confederate soldiers and leaders. A perfect example are the statues of Union General Ulysses S. Grant and President Abraham Lincoln. Both men despised slavery and everything it stood for. They fought to free slaves in the south and bring together our union. No one seems to care about that bit of history. The left sees a statue of a white man from the 1800s so it's automatically assumed that they were racist members of the Confederacy.
We can't have a "conversation" about statues that have been desecrated and destroyed. Conversations are supposed to happen before those kinds of actions are taken, not after.
Duckworth can say Trump memorialized "dead traitors" and Confederates but he was talking about all statues and monuments that have been destroyed at the hands of the left-wing mob. Christopher Columbus wasn't a Confederate. Neither was King Louis IX. To say this is solely about Confederate statues and monuments is ignorant.
President Trump's speech focused on reminding Americans that our history is rich. Yes, it has blemishes, some that caused great heartache. We've learned from it, we've grown from it and we must remember it so we aren't doomed to repeat it.
IOW’s she didn’t watch one minute of it and relied on the Slimes and the ComPost for her information
I disagree with her completely.
It was a 4th of July speech, at which a president would normally talk about the greatness of America and historic figures.
It was not an event at which to talk about the latest numbers about the pandemic, or the latest Russian issue.
And she’s full of it, he did not spend most of the time talking about dead Confederates.
Sen. Tammy Deadduck? Huh?
“....IOWs she didnt watch one minute of it and relied on the Slimes and the ComPost for her information....”
Exactly. Just another rabid lib female; all emotion and no brain....the worst of the worst kind.
She is nothing more than Durbin’s puppet. What she said is exactly what Durbin was thinking but too much of a coward to say it himself.
Abraham Lincoln was a Confederate..WHO KNEW/sarc
The Dem party is now the party that absolutely 100 percent DESPISES America..God help us if they get back power, God help us
What is her native language because it must not be English to misinterpret a speech so sublime.
Should we chip in for lessons or perhaps the old dear needs hearing aids.
* or perhaps shes just a stupid ideologue.
Washington wasn’t a confederate. What a retard. He was the first president of the Union. The exact opposite of a “confederate”.
He spent all his time talking about dead traitors.
Senator Duckworth is what is wrong with our government...too many illiterates.
Obviously Tammy was educated in a government run school.
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It’s a celebration about the birth of our nation, not so much a rehash of current events.
You’re dead on the mark.
She needs to be dragged out of office and tarred and feathered
If she’s selected as the running mate, the Democrats will play up her military service.
Does she qualify as a “person of color”, since she’s “Thai Chinese” according to Wikipedia? Her mother apparently was ethnic Chinese who lived in Thailand.
Some of the chatter about Joe’s running mate is that a “woman of color” is apparently preferable. It’s a given he will choose a woman, but will a white woman suffice in today’s climate?
What is a Duck Worth?
Yes she is beclowned, but the liberals will lap it up. The liberals have decided that Trump at Mt. Rushmore was a “dark divisive” speech. So they will love anyone who can criticize Trump from yet another angle.
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