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Trump on Private Display of Confederate Flag

Trump on Private Display of Confederate Flag

President Donald Trump on Tuesday defended Americans displaying the Confederate flag in an interview with CBS News.

Herridge also asked if President Trump would be comfortable with his supporters displaying the flag at his rallies.

“I just think it’s freedom of speech, whether it’s freedom of speech, whether it’s Confederate flags or Black Lives Matter or anything else you want to talk about,” he said.

In 2015, Trump said he supported the effort to remove the Confederate flag from South Carolina’s capitol building after white supremacist Dylann Roof shot and killed nine black Americans worshiping at a church in Charleston.

Then-South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley led the effort to remove the flag from the state capitol grounds.

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