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Trump in fiery Fourth of July speech slams critics’ racism claims & says they’re ‘slandering’ WW2 & Civil War heroes

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DONALD TRUMP slammed critics’ racism claims and said they’re “slandering” World War Two and Civil War heroes in a fiery Fourth of July speech.

The president made the comments as protesters marched through Washington DC.

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Trump made a speech on Independence Day[/caption]

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A flyover took place in over the South Lane[/caption]

Speaking at the White House’s “Salute to America” event on the South Lane, the president said: “Our past is not a burden to be cast away.

The president used his speech to hit out at “angry mobs” who have been toppling statues of Confederate leaders across the country.

His comments echoed similar sentiments that he made during his speech at Mount Rushmore on Friday.

“We will never allow an angry mob to tear down our statues, erase our history, indoctrinate our children or trample on our freedoms,” he said on Saturday.

“We will safeguard our values, traditions, customs, and beliefs.”

He continued: “We will not allow anyone to divide our citizens by race or background.

“We will not allow them to foment hate, discord and distrust.”

Trump made a fiery speech on July 4
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However, the president also took a hit at the media, who he believes are “slandering” those who died fighting in the Civil War.

“You slander their memory by insisting they fought for oppression and racism.

“You slander people much braver and more principled than you.”

Meanwhile, just meters away from where the president made his speech, organizers led demonstrations across the city in honor of Black Lives Matter.

Members of the Revolutionist Communist Party reportedly burned American flags outside of Lafayette Square just after 8pm, wtop news reported.

The outlet reported that, as the flag burned, protesters chanted “slavery, genocide and war” and “America was never great.”

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American flags were burned outside of the Supreme Court[/caption]

Some protesters were arrested in the city
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In the city’s Northwest neighborhoods, Kerrigan Williams, co-founder of Freedom Fighters DC, helped lead a “Juliberation” march.

She told USAToday that the national holiday “doesn’t really mean anything when Black people weren’t free on July 4th and those same liberties weren’t afforded to us.

“We’re still marching for the same things.”

Amy Yeboah, who took part in an eight-hour sit-in outside of the Supreme Court on Saturday, told the outlet: “We’re honoring Black women – the lives that have been lost to police brutality – but also the blind eye that America has to the injustices that face Black women.

“This being the celebration of independence, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, I’ll be talking about how these are not things Black women have been given the space to celebrate.

“Their justice is still being considered.”

Renée McDonald Hutchins, who also attended the sit-in, told wtop: “There are still people struggling, there are still people dying, there are still people that do not have the equality of rights that our founding document promised.


“And so we need to continue to fight, we need to continue to struggle we need to continue to stay in the streets until real progress is made.”

The United States erupted in protests since the death of George Floyd.

Over recent months, demonstrations have taken place in all 50 states.

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