Full text of President Donald Trump’s speech at the July 4th, 2020 Mount Rushmore event. This event occurred on July 3, 2020.
Donald Trump – President of the United States of America
Well, thank you very much. Governor Noem, Secretary Bernhardt, we very much appreciate it. Members of Congress, distinguished guests, and a very special hello to South Dakota.
As we begin this 4th of July weekend, the First Lady and I would wish each and every one of you a very, very Happy Independence Day. Thank you.
Let us show our appreciation to the South Dakota Army and Air National Guard and the Air Force for inspiring us with that magnificent display of American air power, and of course, our gratitude as always to the legendary and very talented Blue Angels. Thank you very much.
Let us also send our deepest thanks to our wonderful veterans, law enforcement, first responders, and the doctors, nurses, and scientists working tirelessly to kill the virus. They are working hard. I want to thank them very, very much.
We’re grateful as well to your state’s congressional delegation, Senator John Thune. John, thank you very much. Senator Mike Rounds. Thank you, Mike. And Dusty Johnson, Congressman. Hi, Dusty. Thank you.
And all others with us tonight from Congress, thank you very much for coming. We appreciate it.
There could be no better place to celebrate America’s independence than beneath this magnificent, incredible majestic mountain monument to the greatest Americans who have ever lived.
Today we pay tribute to the exceptional lives and extraordinary legacies of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Teddy Roosevelt.