President Trump gave a historic speech from the Lincoln Memorial on the Mall in Washington D.C.
When one of the young attendees was asked what she thought of President Trump’s speech, she became emotional. “This is the first time I’ve ever cried at a 4th of July. And, I’m still gonna cry,” she continued, as she covered her face, crying. When asked why it was emotional for her, she responded, “I just felt like, it really embraced, like— who we are. It just felt like God was really honored, and America was honored, and the military was honored. And it just felt like there was an immense sense of patriotism, love, and unity, I think there was a lot of unity.”
President Trump’s speech was so powerful and patriotic that even CNN had to admit he did exactly what he said he would do, when he promised to make his 4th of July celebration about the greatness of America.
After President Trump’s speech, CNN reported – President Donald Trump was as good as his word Thursday: He saluted America.
In one of the least polarizing speeches of his presidency, Trump paid tribute to America’s armed forces at a July Fourth appearance before the Lincoln Memorial in Washington that unfolded amid stormy skies and criticism that he was politicizing the nation’s Independence Day celebrations.
“We will never forget that we are Americans and the future belongs to us,” Trump said. “The future belongs to the brave, the strong, the proud and the free. We are one people chasing one dream and one magnificent destiny.”
Trump’s speech, delivered close to the spot where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I have a dream speech,” lacked the dark imagery of many of his campaign speeches and struck a more optimistic tone than he typically adopts.