Moments ago, former President Trump issued a terse statement “1776, not 1619!”
The 1776 was a commission, established by President Donald Trump in December was created to promote “patriotic education,” and it countered New York Times Magazine’s controversial 1619 Project.
During his CPAC speech, Trump called for defunding Critical race theory and said the same phrase.
PRESIDENT TRUMP CALLING FOR DEFUNDING CRITICAL RACE THEORY
“1776, NOT 1619!” PIC.TWITTER.COM/3FZOFFGAD9
— THE COLUMBIA BUGLE (@COLUMBIABUGLE) JULY 11, 2021