The statue of John Wayne in front of the airport in Orange county, California
June 29, 2020 22h37
Updated at 23h26
Racism: Trump flies to the rescue of John Wayne
LOS ANGELES – The president, Donald Trump flew Monday to the relief of his deceased idol, film John Wayne, accused of making racist remarks by members of the democratic party in California who have asked for an airport bearing his name is débaptisé.
Symbol of traditional American, with its dozens of roles of cowboys and soldiers manly or machismo, John Wayne has expressed “opinions that are favourable to white supremacy, anti-LGBT and anti-indigenous people”, written in a resolution adopted Friday night the democratic Party of Orange county, south of Los Angeles.
The party cites an interview published in 1971 by the magazine Playboy , where the actor is quoted as saying : “I believe in white supremacy,” and “I don’t feel guilty that five or ten generations, these people were slaves”.
“The democratic Party of Orange county condemns the racist statements and sectarians of John Wayne, and asks the name of John Wayne to be removed from the airport in Orange county,” according to the resolution.
This request occurs when a part of the american company has started a deep examination of conscience on the discrimination that undermine it. Many statues and monuments associated with slavery and racist oppression have been removed or débaptisés in the wake of protests against the death of George Floyd, middle-aged black asphyxiated by a white policeman.
“Now, democrats are good-for-nothing want remove the name of John Wayne airport,” responded the president Trump on Twitter, calling the idea of “stupidity”incredible”.