Trump: TikTok Deal Will Fund Patriotic Education Program

Trump: $5 billion will go to real history, not fake history

While President Trump didn’t get his way in having the Treasury Department keep most of the money from the sale of TikTok, his signing off on the Oracle deal came with a condition that they contribute $5 billion to a Trump-approved educational program.

This is built around President Trump condemning the New York Times’ 1619 Project for focusing on teaching slavery, and says he wants “patriotic education,” and that it will be “real history, not fake history.”

Last week, Trump announced a “1776 Commission” that would teach American exceptionalism, saying young people were fed lies about the US being plagued by racism. He did not offer many details at the time, but this appears to be where much of the funding will come from.

Trump said this commission will restore patriotism to history classes, and accused the left-wing of trying to “change everything that we have learned.”

Author: Jason Ditz

Jason Ditz is news editor of Antiwar.com.