Unreal. Trump Golf Course Posts Memorial to Civil War – Liberals Whine
Trump Derangement Syndrome in action…’
The Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia commemorates a stretch of land where Civil War heroes, both Rebels and Union soldiers, lost their lives.
Liberals say the historical marker is not accurate.
And they want you to believe that Donald Trump came up with the idea for the commemorative plaque.
It’s their latest hit piece on Donald Trump.
They must really be worried.
Nicholas Fandos of The New York Times reported:
When Donald J. Trump bought a fixer-upper golf club on Lowes Island here for $13 million in 2009, he poured millions more into reconfiguring its two courses. He angered conservationists by chopping down more than 400 trees to open up views of the Potomac River. And he shocked no one by renaming the club after himself.
But that wasn’t enough. Mr. Trump also upgraded its place in history.
Between the 14th hole and the 15th tee of one of the club’s two courses, Mr. Trump installed a flagpole on a stone pedestal overlooking the Potomac, to which he affixed a plaque purportedly designating “The River of Blood.”
“Many great American soldiers, both of the North and South, died at this spot,” the inscription reads. “The casualties were so great that the water would turn red and thus became known as ‘The River of Blood.'”
The inscription, beneath his family crest and above Mr. Trump’s full name, concludes: “It is my great honor to have preserved this important section of the Potomac River!”
Like many of Mr. Trump’s claims, the inscription was evidently not fact-checked.
“No. Uh-uh. No way. Nothing like that ever happened there,” said Richard Gillespie, the executive director of the Mosby Heritage Area Association, a historical preservation and education group devoted to an 1,800-square-mile section of the Northern Virginia Piedmont, including the Lowes Island site.
This stupid hit piece sounds like something fed to the Times by the Jeb Bush campaign.