US President Trump condemns efforts to remove or rethink monuments to historical figures as attempts to destroy the country in his Fourth of July speech
In his speech on July 4th – the day meant for unity and celebration – US President Donald Trump vowed to “safeguard our values” from enemies within labelling them as leftists, looters and agitators.
'Their goal is demolition'In addition to achieving police reforms in some cities, some protesters have removed Confederate statues and other symbols of America's legacy of slavery."There have always been those who seek to lie about the past in order to gain power in the present, those that are lying about our history, those who want us to be ashamed of who we are," Trump said on Saturday. "Their goal is demolition."
READ MORE: Trump dubs anti-racism protesters as 'angry mobs' trying to erase historyAnti-Trump protestsProtesters called for racial equality just steps from where Trump spoke in Washington, DC, marching down blocked-off streets around the White House, Black Lives Matter Plaza and the Lincoln Memorial.
Roar of the Deplorables, a bikers group, said via social media that they planned to gather in Washington on Saturday to stand in protest against what they call "the anti-Trump regime" and to celebrate the nation's birthday.Freedom Fighters DC, a new activist group that seeks to rally an ethnically diverse generation of supporters behind liberty for all people, especially the Black population of Washington, is one of the anti-racism groups ignoring the mayor's heed to refrain from gathering.
"Black folks are not free from the chains of oppression, so we don't get to truly celebrate Independence Day," said Kerrigan Williams, 22, one of the founders of the group, which will host a march and an arts demonstration on Saturday afternoon.
"We're marching today to showcase that Black folks are still fighting for the simple liberties that the constitution is said to provide."READ MORE: Mississippi lawmakers vote to remove Confederate emblem from state flagBiden targets Trump
Joe Biden, Trump's Democratic rival in the November election, wrote a Fourth of July op-ed piece that struck a contrasting note with the Republican president and accused him of finding everyday "new ways to tarnish and dismantle our democracy."
In a separate letter to donors, Biden said: "We have a chance now to give the marginalised, the demonised, the isolated, the oppressed, a full share of the American dream."'China must be held accountable'While criticism mounted over his handling of the pandemic, Trump said China must be "held accountable" for failing to contain the disease.
Trump claimed without evidence that 99 percent of cases in the United States were "totally harmless." In fact, many US states marked a record number of new Covid-19 cases. In Texas alone, 7,890 patients were hospitalised after 238 new admissions over the past 24 hours.
Trump, in his Saturday speech, also said the United States would have a vaccine or therapeutic solution to the virus "long before" the end of 2020.On Thursday, a top US health official said he was optimistic the Trump administration’s vaccine-acceleration program “Operation Warp Speed” will generate a safe and effective vaccine for Covid-19 by year-end.Read more: TRT World »
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Trump Blames China For COVID-19 Spread At Crowded Independence Day CelebrationThe president, who was not wearing a mask, claimed without evidence that 99% of U.S. coronavirus cases are 'totally harmless' at the National Mall event. The President, tonight: Demagoguery on a scale 'like nobody's ever seen before!' Truly embarrassing. And disheartening. And frightening. Hitler, along with his Nazi supporters, is why the virus is so widespread. Just so delusional to ignore the over 130,000 COVIDー19 deaths & the hospitals that are maxing out. Trump never thanks the healthcare workers that are fighting this war. So disrespectful, but why should we be surprised at the actions of this scumbag. VoteBlue2020 VoteTrumpOut
Trump Blames China For COVID-19 Spread At Crowded Independence Day CelebrationThe president, who was not wearing a mask, claimed without evidence that 99% of U.S. coronavirus cases are 'totally harmless' at the National Mall event. Right on! Don't be naive! The President, tonight: Demagoguery on a scale 'like nobody's ever seen before!' Truly embarrassing. And disheartening. And frightening. He's settled on blaming China? Not the Dems, Obama, WHO etc?
Rep. Swalwell: Trump 'makes us look like geniuses every day for impeaching him'Rep. Eric Swalwell to the Yahoo News "Skullduggery" podcast: Recent disclosures that the White House failed to act on intelligence showing that Russian operatives were paying bounties to kill American soldiers fully vindicates impeachment. Yeah wasn’t you and Adam Schiff that stood on the stairs in the secret dungeon grilling people only for the American citizens to find out there was not one iota of evidence from anybody out of 100 and some witnesses that said Trump conspired with Russia Hey genius you didn’t actually get it past he was not charged there was no crime and you believe yourself to be a genius only in your own mind And yet on a daily basis you guys came out and told the American people you had proof concrete proof that Trump has conspired with Russia and it was all a lie you lie you lie you lie
Kimberly Guilfoyle -- Donald Trump Jr.'s girlfriend and top Trump campaign official -- tests positive for coronavirusKimberly Guilfoyle has tested positive for coronavirus, a person familiar with the matter and a campaign source familiar with the matter confirmed to CNN. He is so gross, how fucked up is she?
Kimberly Guilfoyle, Trump Fundraiser And Donald Trump Jr.’s Girlfriend, Tests Positive For CoronavirusDonald Trump Jr. was also tested, but was negative. Oops!! That's a maaan, man! did anyone tell him his girl is in drag?
Kimberly Guilfoyle, Trump Fundraiser And Donald Trump Jr.’s Girlfriend, Tests Positive For CoronavirusDonald Trump Jr. was also tested, but was negative. Tots and pears 132,101 Americans have died of coronavirus Breaking: US reports 54,904 new COVIDー19 cases in the last 24 hours 2,890,588 Americans are infected with coronavirus 🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞 oh please, please, please 🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞