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SEPTEMBER 2020

Trump Makes Two July 4 Addresses, Both Equally Divisive

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Trump Makes Two July 4 Addresses, Both Equally Divisive

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On July 4th, the United States celebrated its Independence Day.

US President Donald Trump used the chance to make an address to the nation that contained some rather precarious and dubious claims.

He boasted the following:

“American heroes defeated the Nazis, dethroned the fascists, toppled the communists, saved American values, upheld American principles, and chased down the terrorists to the very ends of the Earth.  We are now in the process of defeating the radical left, the Marxists, the anarchists, the agitators, the looters, and people who, in many instances, have absolutely no clue what they are doing.”

He, first, made the entirely false claims taking credit for various historical events that America played a part in, but not the leading part, in all of them.

At the same time, he positioned himself as the “nemesis” of the protesters and the “radical left.”

Many of the claims he made during his speech at Mount Rushmore, on July 3rd.He repeated many of the racially divisive lines from his speech at Mount Rushmore, where he claimed that a left-wing fascist mob is trying to “end America” by erasing the nation’s history and indoctrinating its children.

Trump is describing many of the historical US figures as heroes, who should be looked up to, since these magnificent individuals paved the way for the current Americans, and that their legacy should be continued.

These are the same people whose monuments are being toppled for being racists, tyrants, abusers and more.

To, very evidently, support the notion of the modern America as the legacy of those who came before, Black Lives Matter protests burned US flags on their rallies on July 4th.

Another Christopher Columbus statue, in Baltimore was torn down.

And interviews showed that young Americans are entirely unclear of what July 4th is about and what it celebrates.

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