Trump threatens to veto defense bill if it includes renaming bases named after confederate figures

Tuesday evening, President Trump tweeted:

I will Veto the Defense Authorization Bill if the Elizabeth “Pocahontas” Warren (of all people!) Amendment, which will lead to the renaming (plus other bad things!) of Fort Bragg, Fort Robert E. Lee, and many other Military Bases from which we won Two World Wars, is in the Bill!

Per Senator Hawley’s Press Office:

Sen. Josh Hawley’s amendment would do away with the Warren amendment mandating the removal of Confederate homages and instead leave it to a commission to explore the matter — with a requirement for state and local input.