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Evil Trump Just Proved What a Complete Racist He Is

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President Trump just proved what a total and complete racist he is by issuing an executive order designating a new national monument to honor black Americans who fought in the civil war:

In the first such use of his executive powers, President Trump on Friday designated a national monument, establishing a 380-acre site in Kentucky to honor African Americans’ role as soldiers during the Civil War.

The move won praise from local activists and conservationists but also criticism from several environmental groups, which noted that Trump used this same authority under the 1906 Antiquities Act last year to downsize two existing national monuments in Utah.

Republicans had pushed for more than a year to establish a national monument at Camp Nelson in Nicholasville, Ky., which served as one of the largest recruitment and training depots for United States Colored Troops.

Although Kentucky was the last state in the Union to allow the enlistment of African American men, the camp sent 23,000 of the roughly 180,000 black troops who fought for the Union during the Civil War.

“During the war, thousands of enslaved African Americans risked their lives escaping to Camp Nelson, out of a deep desire for freedom and the right of self-determination,” Trump said in the proclamation he signed Friday.

Jim Fryer, a retired Navy senior chief petty officer and descendant of men who fought in the U.S. Colored Troops, said in a statement Saturday, “These are hallowed grounds here, let it be a park, let it remain a park.”

Here’s more details on the new monument:

Camp Nelson, in central Kentucky’s Nicholasville, was a supply depot and hospital for the Union Army during the 1860s, and later served as a major recruiting center for African-American troops, as well as a refuge for freed slaves.

The Obama administration made it a National Historic Landmark District in 2013.

“Today, the site is one of the best-preserved landscapes and archaeological sites associated with United States Colored Troops recruitment and the refugee experiences of African American slaves seeking freedom during the Civil War,” Trump wrote in a proclamation creating the 373-acre site, which was donated to the federal government by Jessamine County.

“Camp Nelson reminds us of the courage and determination possessed by formerly enslaved African Americans as they fought for their freedom.”

It is the first time since Trump became president in January 2017 that he has exercised his authority to create a new monument under the Antiquities Act, which gives presidents nearly limitless power to protect federal land from harm or development.

More proof that President Trump is an evil wicked racist.

Always slamming black Americans by creating new civil war monuments honoring black soldiers.

Can’t wait to hear from Democrats how terribly racist this all is!

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