Trump Notes ‘Great Crowd’ at Salute to America; President Talks Patriotism, Not Politics

By Breitbart. President Donald Trump noted the “great crowd” that attended the Salute to America celebration honoring the United States military on the Fourth of July.

“A great crowd of tremendous Patriots this evening, all the way back to the Washington Monument,” he tweeted.

Attendees with tickets were admitted into the area around the Lincoln Memorial and half-way down the reflecting pool around 3 p.m. ET. Heavy rain commenced around 3:30 p.m. ET. The rain lasted for approximately two hours before abating before the celebration began at 6:30 p.m. ET.

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Blue State Blues: Trump’s Fourth of July Speech Was Patriotism over Politics

By Breitbart. President Donald Trump did more than defy his critics with his memorable Fourth of July address from the Lincoln Memorial on Thursday evening.

He likely established what will become an annual tradition — one later presidents, decades from now, will continue to observe.

And he gave the American people the tribute that we have long deserved, but which we have somehow been unable, until now, to give ourselves, too afraid to pass along to the next generation.

The president’s opponents said that his revamped Fourth of July celebrations smacked of authoritarianism. They said that the ceremonial use of tanks in a parade, as well as the flyovers from every branch of the U.S. armed forces, were somehow un-American — even though they had certainly been used before.

They said it was the height of narcissism for Trump to deliver a speech on Independence Day, that he would be turning the day into campaign commercial. (Read more from “Blue State Blues: Trump’s Fourth of July Speech Was Patriotism over Politics” HERE)

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