Last week, Trump signed a proclamation to create a national monument in Kentucky to honor the African-American soldiers who fought in the Civil War. The 380-acre site in pays tribute to the 23,000 Black troops who fought for the Union in Kentucky.

“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.

Since Trump was elected president in 2016, he has reversed social policies that benefited African-Americans, insulted Black people at every turn, and abolished  policies created by former President Barack Obama that were designed to uplift people of color.

Is Trump’s proclamation a legitimate effort to honor African-American soldiers or a shameless political stunt by Trump to bolster support for Kentucky’s Republican candidates days before the mid-term elections?


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