The comments were made before the July 4 holiday at the White House which hundreds of people are expected to attend. Many of those invited are doctors and nurses who have been at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19.
“Ask yourself:” Do you need to be there? “”
Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to gather in Washington DC at the National Mall to watch fireworks and a military overview.
Participants are urged to remain 1.8 meters (6 feet) apart and 300,000 face masks will be distributed by the United States Department of the Interior.
In his Independence Day message, Trump said, “Melania and I wish everyone in our country a very very happy July 4.
“It’s a special date, it’s a date that celebrates so many different things but more than anything else freedom.
“We have a country that is really making a comeback. Four months, we set records at each event. We have had the best unemployment figures, the best employment figures, the best stock market figures we have ever had.
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On Friday, the United States set a new record for the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19, with another 52,300 reported.
Florida was particularly affected with 9,488 additional patients diagnosed on Friday.
In total, the number of coronavirus cases is increasing in 39 of the 50 American states.
To date, more than 130,000 people have died from coronaviruses in America, more than in any other country in the world.
Following the coronavirus epidemic, many cities have canceled their July 4 celebrations.
For the first time since World War II, the annual Major League Baseball All-Star game is not taking place.
Joe Biden, who will challenge Trump for the US presidency in November, said on Twitter: “This July 4, one of the most patriotic things you can do is wear a mask.”
Trump attended a separate Independence Day celebration on Mount Rushmore in North Dakota on Friday.
The president attacked “angry crowds” who shot down statues in American cities and pledged to defend “the history” of America.
Trump’s speech was followed by a military parade and fireworks at the iconic site.