(USA Features) Former President Donald Trump lambasted critical race theory during a speech at a Turning Point USA-sponsored event in Phoenix, Arix., on Saturday, adding that he doesn’t believe the country should be “apologizing to the world.”
“We shouldn’t be apologizing to the world,’ he said. ‘We’re apologizing for America, just like Obama apologized. Remember, he apologized,” Trump said at a rally dubbed the “Protect Our Elections Rally.
“They should be apologizing to America for what they’ve done to it. That’s who I think should be apologizing to,” he said.
He also lashed out at what he described as the Biden administration’s “America last” policies as he tore into the controversial race curriculum which has popped up in corporate America, in the federal government, and in public schools around the country.
“Earlier this year, Biden signed an executive order pushing toxic, critical race theory into our children’s schools and into our military,” Trump continued.
“How about our military? This poisonous left-wing doctrine is flagrant racism, plain and simple, and it has no place in our schools, no place in our military, and no place in our country,” he said.
Trump’s comment was linked to an order President Joe Biden signed on his first day in office rescinding an order Trump wrote that forbade the teaching of CRT throughout the federal government.
The former president also criticized Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Mark Milley who defended the curriculum during a June hearing before House lawmakers, calling it “a Marxist ideology.”
“Can you believe it?” Trump said. “He said he wanted to quote, ‘understand White rage.’ He wants to understand White rage. What the hell is he talking about that for?
“Our generals should not be focused on learning left-wing ideology. They should be focused on defeating America’s enemies and winning our future wars,” said Trump.
“Hopefully, we don’t have them, but if we do, we have to win them,” he added.
“The radical left is determined to ruin everything in America. That’s what they’re doing. Woke politics takes the life and joy out of everything,” said the former GOP president.
“Woke-ism makes you lose, ruins your mind, and ruins you as a person. You become warped, you become demented,” he added.
Trump also lashed out at Major League Baseball’s Cleveland Guardians, for changing their name from the “Indians” this week after more than a century.
“The new name will be the Cleveland Guardians, which is terrible. The Cleveland Indians, you know that’s such a – if I were an Indian, I would sue,” Trump mocked.