James White claimed American West was won at the Alamo, Internet claps back 'we lost, like everybody died'

The Battle of the Alamo was an important event in the Texas Revolution


                            James White claimed American West was won at the Alamo, Internet claps back 'we lost, like everybody died'
James White (Texas State Directory)

State Representative and Texas politician James White took to Twitter and quote-tweeted speaker of the Texas House of Representatives Dennis Bonnen’s tweet and wrote in a now deleted tweet: “Message from Texans: As go Tx, goes the US, goes the entire world. The American West was won at the Alamo AND the defeat of COVID19 must begin in Texas. OPEN & UNLEASH THE LONE STAR STATE!!!” Bonnen had posted a press release about Governor Greg Abbott providing an update on Covid-19 on September 17. Bonnen wrote: “I will be joining Governor Abbott tomorrow, Sept. 17, at 12:00 pm as he provides an update on COVID-19.”



 

 

However, the mention of Alamo did not please the Twitterati and they soon lashed out at White. One user wrote: “A Texas state representative who was born, raised, and educated in Texas. BA from Prairie View A&M. PhD from the University of Houston. Does not remember the Alamo.” Another said, “Ok so clearly you don’t know the most basic Texas history. Might want to look it up. Also, opening up the state wouldn’t defeat Covid, unless you plan to “defeat” it by getting everybody to die from it. Like everybody died at the Alamo.”

One said, “Texas lost at the Alamo. I thought every Texan knew that.” Another stated, “Before you start tweeting stuff about the Alamo, it would probably be prudent to make sure that you have the accurate facts when it comes to knowing essential things  like who actually won the battle especially when you’re an elected official.” One said, "God save us from stupid. This is a Rep. From Texas. How many of you know that we lost at the Alamo? How many of you nonTexans know?"



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 

However, White may have realized the Twitter chatter and tweeted: “Message from Texans: As go Tx, goes the US, goes the entire world. The American West was won at the Battle of San Jacinto AND the defeat of COVID19 must begin in Texas. OPEN & UNLEASH THE LONE STAR STATE!!!” 



 

 

Even though he removed the Alamo reference, Twitter users weren’t going to let it go so easily. One wrote: “Don’t worry I saved the one where you thought the US won the battle of the Alamo. Which would be as smart as opening a state during a pandemic.” Comedian Greg Proops said, “The Alamo was lost with almost total casualties.” To which White replied, “I call it Sacrifice not losing.” Another user said, “Did you mean to have this replace your last tweet, where you said the West was won at the Alamo? Let me guess, you come from the great school of Trump speaking, where you just rewrite what you just said?”



 

 



 

 



 

 

The Battle of the Alamo was an important event in the Texas Revolution. After a 13-day siege, Mexican troops under President General Antonio López de Santa Anna reclaimed the Alamo Mission near San Antonio de Béxar (modern-day San Antonio, Texas, United States), killing all the Texians and immigrant there. Among the dead The consequences and cruelty of the battle inspired many Texians to take up arms. With a focus on revenge, the Texians defeated the Mexican Army at the Battle of San Jacinto, on April 21, 1836, ending the rebellion.

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