(The Minnesota Sun) — Former President Donald Trump urged Republicans “at every level” throughout the country to ban the teaching of critical race theory (CRT) education.
“Republicans at every level should move to immediately ban critical race theory in schools, and we should ban it in workplaces, we should ban it in our states, and we should ban it in the federal government. And it should be done immediately,” Trump said while speaking at the North Carolina Republican Party state convention.
Critical race theory is the far-left and widely-debunked conspiracy theory, which claims that the United States of America was built on slavery and other forms of racial discrimination, and is thus a fundamentally racist country. Further, the theory claims that all white people are automatically racist and carry inherent privilege due to their skin color.
Trump described these claims as “the exact opposite of the American belief that we are all created equal in the holy image of God.”
Further, he said the Biden administration is attempting to “indoctrinate America’s schoolchildren with poisonous and divisive left-wing doctrine.”
Republican lawmakers across the country have moved to eliminate the left-wing teaching in public schools. Recently, Tennessee and Florida have enacted laws to curb the efforts. Further, almost a dozen other states are considering proposed legislation that follows Trump’s warnings.
Previously, President Trump slammed Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey for vetoing a bill to limit CRT teaching. Trump said, “Incredible to see that RINO Gov. Doug Ducey of Arizona just vetoed a bill that would have outlawed critical race theory training for state employees.”
At the state convention, Trump also endorsed Congressman Ted Budd for the state’s open U.S. Senate seat, vacated by retiring Sen. Richard Burr. The endorsement ends speculation that Trump’s daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, would run for the position.