Trump celebrates the power of EE UU., Avoid politics by encouraging the speech of July 4
WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump He sang the praises of the US military and American heroes of the last two and a half centuries on Thursday, while addressing politics in an emotional Independence Day speech in Washington.
What a great country, exclaimed Trump in a speech saturated with patriotism and exceptionalism.
For Americans, nothing is impossible.
Fireworks are seen at the Lincoln Memorial during Independence Day celebrations on July 4 in Washington, DC, at , 2019. (Reuters)
As a combat aircraft, including the stealth bomber B2 that is seen above, Trump toured innumerable events in the history of the US. UU., From innovative inventions to victories in the battlefield. from an enthusiastic audience drenched by the rain of tens of thousands at the National Mall in Washington.
In front of a huge statue of a seated. Abraham Lincoln , the heroic president of the nineteenth century, Trump used the traditional holiday without politics to send shouts to every arm of the army, as well as to the first responders and the controversial Border Patrol and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agencies that have been criticized for his treatment of migrants.
But he disappointed critics who had warned that Trump, the first president in decades to deliver an opening speech on July 4, was hijacking the celebration to bolster his own political stance and attack his Democratic rivals.
President Donald Trump, standing with first lady Melania Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and acting Defense Secretary Mark Esper, and others, watch as the US Navy Blue Angels flyover in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. (Reuters)
Instead, in the midst of a torrential rain, he repeatedly attributed a singular greatness to the country, declaring it the most exceptional nation in the history of the world.
Today, we unite as a single nation with this special greeting to America. We celebrate our history, our people and the heroes who proudly defend our flag: the brave men and women of the United States Army! he said.
Our nation is stronger today than ever. It is your strongest now, he said.
Surrounded by top Pentagon officials and a host of guest Republican officials and VIP donors, the event allowed Trump to claim a patriotic fervor 16 months before a presidential election with polls showing his potential Democratic rivals with a significant advantage over him. .
Trump originally wanted a large military parade for the holiday, apparently inspired by France's deployment of its military power on its own national day.
But instead, he got a reduced version, with some US armored vehicles. UU Parked for display and a flyby of the President's own Air Force One aircraft, the B2 bomber, the attack helicopters and the Blue Angels flight team of the Navy.
It was a military spectacle that has been absent from the US capital. UU For decades, Trump's enemies criticized him ahead of time as a demonstration of militarism.
What, I wonder, will Donald Trump say this evening when I speak to the nation at an event designed more to stroke his ego than to celebrate American ideals? said leading Democratic White House contender Joe Biden in a speech in Iowa the previous Thursday.