Trudy Rubin: Trump puts Americans last on July 4th

There is something especially grotesque about the timing of President Donald Trump’s pledge to veto a $740 billion defense bill if military bases named for Confederate military leaders are renamed.He made this pledge during the July 4th holiday week.This is a moment when Americans are roiling over issues of racial intolerance that date back to America’s founding, including whether and what historic statues deserve to be toppled because of racist taint, even if they represent some Founding Fathers.The president’s signature divisiveness comes at a moment when much of the country is also reeling …

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