Donald Trump ‘s phone conversation with the Republican senator from Oklahoma and chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, James Inhofe was recorded on Wednesday night at a restaurant in Washington and sent to the New York Times.
Trump and Inhofe were discussing the “bullshit” effects of cancel culture, Trump’s pick for Under Secretary of Defense, Anthony Tata, and keeping the name of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee at military installations.
Inhofe reportedly put the phone on speaker and that’s when their conversation was overheard and recorded by another patron in the restaurant, according to the Times.
“All right, my friend. Are you doing good? We’re going to keep the name of Robert E. Lee?,” Trump asked.
“Just trust me. I’ll make it happen,” Inhofe responded.
“I had about 95,000 positive retweets on that. That’s a lot,” Trump said.
Trump seems to be referring to a tweet he posted last Friday saying that Inhofe had promised he wouldn’t change the names of “Military Bases and Forts” and was “not a believer in ‘Cancel Culture’.
Trump also ranted about cancel culture saying: a“lot of people want to be able to go back to life — not this bullshit.”
The men also discussed Trump’s pick for a top Pentagon post, Gen. Anthony Tata and his long history of islamophobia and inflammatory remarks, against Democratic politicians, including calling President Obama a terrorist leader.
Listen to the recording below:
Trump’s phone call with top Republican senator was recorded in a D.C. restaurant and given to the New York Times.