United States President Donald Trump stayed with script in his July 4 speech at the National Mall for the military parade.
Staying with the script he said, “today, we come together as One Nation with this very special Salute to America,” Trump said, in his speech, opening the event that had a delayed start because of rains. “We celebrate our history, our people and the heroes who proudly defend our flag — the brave men and women of the United States Military!”
“That same American spirit that emboldened our founders has kept us strong throughout our history,” he said in remarks heavy on military history and legacy. “To this day that spirit runs through the veins of every American patriot. It lives on in each and every one of you here today. It is the spirit, daring and defiance, excellence and adventure, courage and confidence, loyalty and love that built this country into the most exceptional nation in the history of the world, and our nation is stronger today than it ever was before. it is its strongest now.”
Also close by were scores of protestors and a “Baby Trump” inflated balloons were also present, miniatures of which were being handed out. Arguments broke out between Trump supporters, many of whom had shown up in Trump campaign’s “Make America Great Again” hats.