President Donald Trump Speaks at Independence Day Salute to America

President Donald Trump spoke about the history of the United States and its military at the Salute to America celebration on Independence Day, July 4, in Washington, D.C.

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While U.S. presidents have traditionally sat back to watch Americans celebrate independence in their own way, Trump turned this year’s July 4th holiday into what he called a “Salute to America.” The event was held at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, complete with a display of Army tanks, a military jet flyover, a concert and, of course, fireworks, despite steamy weather and storms.