US President Donald Trump has used a speech on the independence day of the United States for a gritty, polarizing message. It was a "merciless campaign to eradicate our history" is in progress, said Trump on Friday evening (local time).
before the new Coronavirus infection, in Spite of took part Trump at the event in front of an impressive backdrop: On the stage of the monumental national monument of Mount Rushmore - the mountain rock with the carved heads of four of the Ex-President throned. Several Thousand people came to the information of the Governor from all Parts of the country to South Dakota, where the evening ended with fireworks.national day under gloomy sign
The independence day on 4. July this year under the impact of the escalating Corona pandemic, and the country-wide protests against racism and police violence after the death of the African-American George Floyd. Although the United States broke up in the past few days, several times in a row, your own dramatic records in the number of new infections within 24 hours, allowed to Trump the crisis largely ignored. The protests have reignited a debate over the cultural memory of the country, which provided him with the material for the speech were.
Trump accused the left wing of the political spectrum, in the cities of the country a "wave of violence" trigger. Under the "Banner of social justice," seeks to destroy both the justice as well as the society. "Angry Mobs" were trying to statues of the founding fathers of the United States case. The "strong and proud" American people will not allow to deprive him of the history and culture. The attack on the "great freedom must be stopped and will be very quickly stopped," said Trump.
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trump's accusations against participants in the protests are new - at Mount Rushmore, he let go of you but in a concentrated Form. In several cities had been overthrown in protests statues of the historical figures that are associated with racism. The US Democrats would like to ban from the Congress controversial statues.
demands for the renaming of some of the military bases according to the recall leader of the Confederate States in the American civil war were. Trump defends himself against all of this - the larger-than-life portrait heads of presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln gave his message to the seemingly appropriate context."they want to Silence us, but let us not be Silent
The Republicans want to compete in the election in four months for a second term and he is under pressure. According to opinion polls, the designated presidential candidate of the Democrats, Joe Biden, in the lead.Trump is leading in the polls is back - but in 2016 shows that this does not mean that
In the case of the surveys with caution, as the election of 2016 showed. But Trump is not only a criticism because of his handling of the Corona-crisis the subject of his attention is on the economy. After the death of Floyd Trump was accused of not clearly positioning themselves against racism and to not show enough understanding for the anger about discrimination and injustice in the country. The understanding for peaceful protests, according to surveys high.
The protests will also be part of this year's independence day: For Saturday several demonstrations have been announced in the capital city of Washington trains. In the evening (18.00 local time/00.00 CEST) wants to Trump in the White house a further speech, to the 4. July keep.
will not start the festivities on the National Mall - a Promenade between the Parliament building and the Lincoln Memorial, the climax of a fireworks display in the evening. Mayor Muriel Bowser had complained that the celebrations were in the middle of the Corona pandemic in contradiction to the guidelines of the health expert.
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Trump would explain the Corona-pandemic, one of the most finished what was in his speech at Mount Rushmore significantly. To language at the beginning he was "the Virus", but not the more than 50,000 new infections are recorded in the past few days, in each case within 24 hours. Also the pain of the almost 130,000 dead, who lost the United States since the beginning of the pandemic in the context of a Covid-19-disease, didn't he.
Instead, Trump said in front of the crowded spectators, who contributed by and large, no protective mask, the United States is the "greatest country in the history of the world" and that it "will soon be" grander than ever before.
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