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As US seethes over race, Trump calls out 'evil of slavery'

 

Last updated 6/13/2020 at 6:20pm



DARLENE SUPERVILLE

Associated Press

WEST POINT. N.Y. (AP) — As the nation continues to grapple with its racial past, President Donald Trump urged West Point's graduating class Saturday to "never forget" the legacy of soldiers before them who fought a bloody war to "extinguish the evil of slavery."

Trump's appeal to remember history came as his own relationship with the military is under strain from the unrelenting criticism he and Pentagon leaders have faced over their response to protests that erupted after George Floyd's death in Minneapolis.

It also came hours after Trump made what amo...



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