On Friday, President Trump used his executive powers to designate the very first national monument of his presidency: a 380-acre site in Nicholasville, Ky. honoring black soldiers and refugees during the Civil War called Camp Nelson.
Yes, you read that right. Donald Trump’s first national monument honors black soldiers of the Civil War.
“Today, the site is one of the best-preserved landscapes and archeological sites associated with United States Colored Troops recruitment and the refugee experiences of African American slaves seeking freedom during the Civil War,” reads the proclamation.
Camp Nelson began as a supply depot and hospital for the Union Army, and there, once the ban on black men serving in the Union Army was lifted, 10,000 former slaves enlisted.
Of course, the media completely buried the story while instead obsessing over the hypothetical use of executive powers by the Trump administration to end birthright citizenship for illegal immigrants. What’s more important? An imaginary executive order or an actual executive order that honors the great African-American men who fought to preserve the Union? Of course, it does very little to further the Left’s plotline of the scary “neo-Nazi Trump administration,” so instead, the media didn’t put a single glimmer of light on this story.
Kate Kelly, director of public lands for the far-left advocacy group Center for American Progress, questioned the timing: “Given this announcement comes mere days before a tight election in Kentucky, we must also question whether the historic site is being used as a political pawn.”
The Left continually disregards overt pro-minority actions from this administration in order to give credence to conspiratorial wink-wink, nod-nod signals that are supposedly being made to white supremacists.
But the president’s record is clear, and this is yet another example of something the media is intentionally ignoring because it is driven by the trumped-up “Trump is racist!” narrative.
Jon Miller is CRTV’s White House correspondent and host of “White House Brief.” He previously worked for Fox News, The Blaze, and Mercury Radio Arts. Follow him on Twitter @millerstream.