AFRICAN AMERICANS/EDUCATION/STATUES: [Reporter: “Your tweets about the 1619 Project… why do you object to that being taught in schools? And do you object to slavery itself being taught in schools?”]
“Yeah, so — no, I want everybody to know everything they can about our history. I’m not a believer in cancel culture, the good or the bad. If you don’t study the bad, it could happen again. So I do want that subject studied very, very carefully and very accurately.
But we grew up with a certain history, and now they’re trying to change our history — revisionist history. That’s why they want to take down our monuments. That’s why they want to take down our statues.”
-Donald Trump, “Remarks by President Trump in Press Conference | September 7, 2020,” whitehouse.gov, Sep. 7, 2020