President Donald Trump officially established the President’s Advisory 1776 Commission celebrating and promoting America’s founding and values in an executive order on Monday.
“We will state the truth in full, without apology: We declare that the United States of America is the most just and exceptional Nation ever to exist on Earth,” Trump said.
Trump first previewed the commission in September to combat false, revisionist history such as The New York Times’ 1619 Project hawked by many progressives and Democrats on the left. He also created the commission to counter critical race theory, which has been peddled in federal agencies up until Trump banned the training that teaches about white privilege.
According to Trump, the commission “will encourage our educators to teach our children about the miracle of American history and make plans to honor the 250th anniversary of our founding.”