Air Force Backpedals After Warning Members To Not Attend Pro-Trump Rally…

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We revealed last week that if members of the US Air Force wish to stay in the service, they need to refrain from attending pro-Trump rallies.

Military officials at Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota issued a warning that attending the Dakota Patriot Rally, which Turning Point USA organized, might jeopardize military careers.

In the warning, military officials stated, “Participation with groups such as Turning Point Action could jeopardize their continued service in the U.S. military.”

Military authorities at the Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota have since retracted their remarks in response to criticism.

In a new statement, the base backed its statement and shared, “The message was based on incorrect data and sent outside of official base messaging platforms.”

Here’s what Just The News reported:

An Air Force base in North Dakota recently walked back its statement that discouraged soldiers from going to a conservative rally titled “Dakota Patriot Rally.”

In a message sent out last week, leaders at Minot Air Force Base were told to “exercise caution if downtown this weekend” due to a conservative rally occurring that would feature a speaker from Turning Point USA, which was labeled as “alt-right.”

“Please advise your folks that if they are going to be downtown this weekend, it’s good to be cautious, as the crowds this event may attract could be confrontational to military members,” the message stated. “Additionally please remind them that participation with groups such as Turning Point Action could jeopardize their continued service in the U.S. military.”

After backlash from members of Congress and Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk, the base walked back the statement.

Per The Epoch Times:

A U.S. Air Force br is walking back its warning to troops not to attend a political rally.

In a recent message, leaders at Minot Air Force undefined in North Dakota were told to “exercise caution if downtown this weekend” due “to an event going at the fairgrounds downtown, called Dakota Patriot Rally.”
The message said that the guest speaker was “from an alt-right organization called Turning Point USA.”

“Please advise your folks that if they are going to be downtown this weekend, it’s good to be cautious, as the crowds this event may attract could be confrontational to military members,” the message stated. “Additionally please remind them that participation with groups such as Turning Point Action could jeopardize their continued service in the U.S. military.”

After criticism from a number of members of Congress, among others, the br has acknowledged the message was sent.

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