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.”
President Trump: "Our children are taught in school to hate their own country." pic.twitter.com/q8TkOTt59S
— The Hill (@thehill) July 4, 2020
His comments sparked quite a response online.
Former North Dakota Senator Byron Dorgan disagreed, saying Trump was just trying to divide the country.
Trump says “our children are taught in schools to hate their own country”! That is an unbelievably ignorant statement by a demagogue who tries in every way to divide Americans!
— Byron L. Dorgan (@ByronDorgan) July 5, 2020
Many people online, however, supported the president. Dozens of people who responded to Dorgan said Trump was exactly right about the school system:
As someone who attended public school K-12, Trump is 100% correct. https://t.co/CnsjsxpMJm
— Nick (@PoliticalShort) July 6, 2020
The President is correct
— Legal Immigrant – Biden Dementia (@1776Legal) July 6, 2020
The President is correct.
— circusof8 (@circusof8) July 6, 2020
it is true. do your research
— Na O’Neill (@na_neill) July 6, 2020
as someone who is recently out of college; what Trump said is incredibly true.
— 🤯 Toasty 🤯 (@_BrainWavez_) July 6, 2020
Denying that statement is unbelievably ignorant.
— Amy (@AmyMcStuffit) July 6, 2020
That was true when I went to school in the late 90s, I can only imagine how much worse it has gotten.
— Fulfilled_By_Anarchy (@Ashaldaron) July 6, 2020
They are, especially college campuses– but go on pretending…
— BurgersForLife (@BurgerM22459381) July 6, 2020
I work in a school, I hear the things being taught to our students. The president is 100% correct.
— Mr. S. #TGDN #TCOT (@bsucards1983) July 6, 2020
It's why I homeschool, Because history isn't being taught in our schools.
— mje (@mjebersol) July 6, 2020
The President is absolutely correct
— Sami Weiss 🇺🇸 (@sami_weiss24) July 6, 2020
I have 3 kids. He’s RIGHT!!!
— Noni (@NoniMarie85) July 6, 2020
Actually, I would have to say his comments are accurate. No Pledge of Allegiance, no prayer, no discipline, no history. I could go on. We don't see it quite as much here in the Midwest, but go to the larger Liberal states and look at their school system and academic succuss.
— Jeffrey Johnson 🇺🇲🇺🇸 (@Jeffreywjj) July 6, 2020