“We are defeating the radical left, the Marxists, the anarchists, the agitators, the plunderers and the people who, in many cases, have absolutely no idea what they are doing,” he said. he added, alluding to national protests against police brutality and racial inequality that have persisted since the May 25 death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis.
On the nation’s 244th anniversary, Trump said that America would thrive on its watch until it “was struck by the virus from China,” comments that come as the United States and several states have reported a record number of coronavirus cases in the past week.
The president has reiterated the talking points he has pushed in recent weeks to say that the increase in cases is the result of extensive testing, an assertion rejected by White House’s own experts. He also touted a drop in the death rate in the United States, which is even higher than in other developed countries.
“And we’ve made a lot of progress, our strategy is progressing well,” said Trump. “He goes out in one area, he moves his ugly face away in another area. But we have learned a lot. We have learned to put out the flame. ”
Trump said that “99% of [cases] are completely harmless, ”seeming to refer to a statistic from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) this week according to which only 102.5 cases per 100,000 registered coronavirus cases warrant hospitalization.
“We have the finest and finest tests in the world,” he told a crowd on the White House lawn where few wore masks, adding that the country now has “many more” fans than ‘he doesn’t need it.
Trump said, “We will likely have a therapeutic or vaccine solution well before the end of the year.”
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Trump has said that the US media “slanders” him and his allies by calling them racists or their actions. He described media coverage of the overthrow and removal of Confederate monuments as disrespectful to the United States military.
“You not only slander me, you not only slander the Americans, but you slander generations of heroes who gave their lives for America,” said Trump. “You slander people much braver and more principled than you … You dishonor the people who fought for freedom during the civil war – you slander them. ”
Trump has called the Confederate statues an important part of American history and has threatened to veto a bipartisan measure to rename U.S. military bases named after Confederate military officers.
Protesters said that the heroes of Confederation, who lost to the Union in the civil war, represent the nation’s racist past.
It was the President’s second “Hi to America” on July 4, although the pandemic required a much smaller event than last year on the National Mall to celebrate the US military.
In 2019, Trump largely avoided politics in a speech to thousands of Lincoln Memorial supporters.
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“The more bitter you become, the more we will seem to love and patriotism, and the more we will go beyond your hatred to build a better future for every child in our great country,” he said.
A day earlier, Trump touched on many of the same themes in a weekend vacation speech at Mount Rushmore, drawing criticism from Democrats who said he was politicizing what should be a celebration for all Americans. .
“Our nation is witnessing a merciless campaign to erase our history, defame our heroes, erase our values and indoctrinate our children,” said the president on Friday.
—Updated at 9:24 p.m.