Trump's Independence Day Speech Stresses America's "Win" Over Great Britain
"General George Washington and his army of brave patriots fought a long, tough war with the British to win America's freedom," the president said in a Twitter video. "Win, they did."
President Trump took to Twitter on Wednesday morning to post a video, in which he wished the American people a happy Independence Day. In doing so, the ex-Celebrity Apprentice host gave a brief history lesson, emphasizing the United States' victory over Great Britain in the Revolutionary War hundreds of years ago.
"My fellow Americans, [first lady] Melania and I are truly honored to wish every American a happy Independence Day," Trump began. "It was 242 years ago today in Philadelphia that 56 brave representatives of the American people adopted our Declaration of Independence. They announced to the world that America would be free and America would be independent. They pledged their lives, their fortune and their sacred honor. In so doing, they forever changed the course of human history."
The president then acknowledged George Washington and "his army of brave patriots" who "fought a long, tough war with the British to win America's freedom." Trump continued, "Win, they did. From Bunker Hill to Saratoga to Yorktown, American soldiers fought and died to secure our independence and to make a sovereign nation."
He added: "Today as we celebrate the Fourth of July with friends and family, let us never forget that our freedom has been earned through the blood, sweat and sacrifice of American heroes. And these were great American heroes."
The reality star turned politician also took a moment to acknowledge veterans of the armed forces and current military members.
"And let us share the grateful heart of our nation with every veteran and member of the United States' armed forces — truly special people," he said. "We are in awe of their courage and we are eternally in their debt. Together we honor their noble sacrifice by pledging our love and loyalty to our country, our flag and our fellow citizens."
"We are and will always be one people, one family and one glorious nation under God," Trump concluded. "Happy Fourth of July and God bless America."
Trump's address comes just days after demonstrators flooded more than 700 marches across the country to protest the president's controversial immigration policies, which have separated thousands of children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Trump took to Twitter amid the protests to show his support for Immigration and Customs Enforcement as some Democrats called for major changes to the agency. Tweeting Saturday from New Jersey, Trump urged ICE agents to "not worry or lose your spirit" and wrote that "the radical left Dems want you out. Next it will be all police."
Watch Trump's Fourth of July address below.