Trump Says ‘Our Children Are Taught In Schools To Hate Their Own Country’

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President Trump said why he thinks so many young people hate America and all that she stands for: because they are taught to.

During his remarks at Mount Rushmore in South Dakota, Trump said the school systems are teaching children to hate the country in which they live and are encouraging them to re-write it, remove it, and destroy it.

“Our nation is witnessing a merciless campaign to wipe out our history, defame our heroes, erase our values and indoctrinate our children,” Trump said during his remarks, as the Hill reports.

“The violent mayhem we have seen in our streets and cities that are run by liberal Democrats in every case is the predictable result of years of extreme indoctrination and bias in education, journalism and other cultural institutions,” he continued. “Against every law of society and nature, our children are taught in school to hate their own country and to believe that the men and women who built it weren’t heroes but villains. The radical view of American history is a web of lies.”

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His comments sparked quite a response online.

Former North Dakota Senator Byron Dorgan disagreed, saying Trump was just trying to divide the country.

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Many people online, however, supported the president. Dozens of people who responded to Dorgan said Trump was exactly right about the school system: