The day after a speech that included numerous warnings about more than half of America – the ones who are supporting the Black Lives Matter movement and demanding racial equality, of course – Donald Trump appeared at Mt. Rushmore to give a speech on unity. And even after 132,000 Americans have died from a global pandemic, he praised his administration’s response to COVID-19. In other words, his Fourth of July speech was all nothing more than a self-promoting sham.
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— The White House (@WhiteHouse) July 4, 2020
While Trump touted unity for all Americans during another round of speeches about Confederate statues, he ignored a huge number of them, saying “this rich heritage belongs to every American.” While it’s true that a history of slavery and segregation is part of America, it’s not a part any of us should be proud of and it’s not a history that people of color would like to see memorialized.
Trump then began painting his “us versus them” scene, as he does in every speech, saying “we will not allow ‘them’ to foment hate,” meaning liberal protesters. So apparently, “all Americans only include Republicans who support Trump. The rest of us, he says are “those that are lying about our history, those who want us to be ashamed of who we are…their goal is demolition.” So much for unity.
In addition to his speech on how evil more than half of Americans are, he downplayed the coronavirus in front of an unmasked, not socially distanced crowd, saying that 99 percent of COVID-19 cases are “totally harmless.” Of course, that one percent has equaled up to 132,000 Americans so far and another thousand per day, but who’s counting?
Twitter is counting and let Trump know they’re not buying into his self praise. Read some of their comments below:
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