Full text of Mr. Trump’s “Salute to America” speech on July 4, 2020.
U.S. President Donald Trump hosted the second annual “Salute to America” from the South Lawn of the White House on July 4, 2020, a celebration meant to commemorate American Independence Day, as the country continues to battle the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Announcer: Ladies and gentlemen, the President of the United States.
Donald Trump – President, United States of America
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Members of Congress, members of my cabinet, and my fellow Americans, the First Lady and I are delighted to welcome you to the second annual Salute to America.
On this wonderful day, we celebrate our history, our heroes, our heritage, our great American flag, and our freedom. Happy 4th of July to everyone.
I want to thank the US Army Golden Knights for that truly awe-inspiring display, tremendous talent. The Golden Knights and every member of the Armed Forces here this evening, we just want to say that you have earned the eternal gratitude of our entire nation.
244 years ago in Philadelphia, the 56 signers of our Declaration of Independence pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor to boldly proclaim this eternal truth that we are all made equal by God.
Thanks to the courage of those patriots on July 4th, 1776, the American Republic stands today as the greatest, most exceptional, and most virtuous nation in the history of the world.
Our workers, our factories have revolutionized industries and lifted millions into prosperity. Our artists, architects, and engineers have inspired the globe with transcendent works of beauty.
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.