Transcript of President Trump Speech During Mount Rushmore July 4th Celebration…

The remarks by President Donald Trump at Mount Rushmore last evening established a speech for the history books. Transcript below:

[Transcript] THE PRESIDENT: Well, thank you very much. And Governor Noem, Secretary Bernhardt — very much appreciate it — members of Congress, distinguished guests, and a very special hello to South Dakota. (Applause.)

As we begin this Fourth of July weekend, the First Lady and I wish each and every one of you a very, very Happy Independence Day. Thank you. (Applause.)

Let us show our appreciation to the South Dakota Army and Air National Guard, and the U.S. Air Force for inspiring us with that magnificent display of American air power — (applause) –and of course, our gratitude, as always, to the legendary and very talented Blue Angels. Thank you very much. (Applause.)

Let us also send our deepest thanks to our wonderful veterans, law enforcement, first responders, and the doctors, nurses, and scientists working tirelessly to kill the virus. They’re working hard. (Applause.) I want to thank them very, very much.

We’re grateful as well to your state’s Congressional delegation: Senators John Thune — John, thank you very much — (applause) — Senator Mike Rounds — (applause) — thank you, Mike — and Dusty Johnson, Congressman. Hi, Dusty. Thank you. (Applause.) And all others with us tonight from Congress, thank you very much for coming. We appreciate it.

There could be no better place to celebrate America’s independence than beneath this magnificent, incredible, majestic mountain and monument to the greatest Americans who have ever lived.

Today, we pay tribute to the exceptional lives and extraordinary legacies of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Teddy Roosevelt. (Applause.) I am here as your President to proclaim before the country and before the world: This monument will never be desecrated — (applause) — these heroes will never be defaced, their legacy will never, ever be destroyed, their achievements will never be forgotten, and Mount Rushmore will stand forever as an eternal tribute to our forefathers and to our freedom. (Applause.)

AUDIENCE: USA! USA! USA!

THE PRESIDENT: We gather tonight to herald the most important day in the history of nations: July 4th, 1776. At those words, every American heart should swell with pride. Every American family should cheer with delight. And every American patriot should be filled with joy, because each of you lives in the most magnificent country in the history of the world, and it will soon be greater than ever before. (Applause.)

Our Founders launched not only a revolution in government, but a revolution in the pursuit of justice, equality, liberty, and prosperity. No nation has done more to advance the human condition than the United States of America. And no people have done more to promote human progress than the citizens of our great nation. (Applause.)

It was all made possible by the courage of 56 patriots who gathered in Philadelphia 244 years ago and signed the Declaration of Independence. (Applause.) They enshrined a divine truth that changed the world forever when they said: “…all men are created equal.”

These immortal words set in motion the unstoppable march of freedom. Our Founders boldly declared that we are all endowed with the same divine rights — given [to] us by our Creator in Heaven. And that which God has given us, we will allow no one, ever, to take away — ever. (Applause.)

Seventeen seventy-six represented the culmination of thousands of years of western civilization and the triumph not only of spirit, but of wisdom, philosophy, and reason.

And yet, as we meet here tonight, there is a growing danger that threatens every blessing our ancestors fought so hard for, struggled, they bled to secure.

Our nation is witnessing a merciless campaign to wipe out our history, defame our heroes, erase our values, and indoctrinate our children.

AUDIENCE: Booo —

THE PRESIDENT: Angry mobs are trying to tear down statues of our Founders, deface our most sacred memorials, and unleash a wave of violent crime in our cities. Many of these people have no idea why they are doing this, but some know exactly what they are doing. They think the American people are weak and soft and submissive. But no, the American people are strong and proud, and they will not allow our country, and all of its values, history, and culture, to be taken from them. (Applause.)

AUDIENCE: USA! USA! USA!

THE PRESIDENT: One of their political weapons is “Cancel Culture” — driving people from their jobs, shaming dissenters, and demanding total submission from anyone who disagrees. This is the very definition of totalitarianism, and it is completely alien to our culture and our values, and it has absolutely no place in the United States of America. (Applause.) This attack on our liberty, our magnificent liberty, must be stopped, and it will be stopped very quickly. We will expose this dangerous movement, protect our nation’s children, end this radical assault, and preserve our beloved American way of life. (Applause.)

In our schools, our newsrooms, even our corporate boardrooms, there is a new far-left fascism that demands absolute allegiance. If you do not speak its language, perform its rituals, recite its mantras, and follow its commandments, then you will be censored, banished, blacklisted, persecuted, and punished. It’s not going to happen to us. (Applause.)

Make no mistake: this left-wing cultural revolution is designed to overthrow the American Revolution. In so doing, they would destroy the very civilization that rescued billions from poverty, disease, violence, and hunger, and that lifted humanity to new heights of achievement, discovery, and progress.

To make this possible, they are determined to tear down every statue, symbol, and memory of our national heritage.

AUDIENCE MEMBER: Not on my watch! (Applause.)

THE PRESIDENT: True. That’s very true, actually. (Laughter.) That is why I am deploying federal law enforcement to protect our monuments, arrest the rioters, and prosecute offenders to the fullest extent of the law. (Applause.)

AUDIENCE: Four more years! Four more years! Four more years!

THE PRESIDENT: I am pleased to report that yesterday, federal agents arrested the suspected ringleader of the attack on the statue of Andrew Jackson in Washington, D.C. — (applause) — and, in addition, hundreds more have been arrested. (Applause.)

Under the executive order I signed last week — pertaining to the Veterans’ Memorial Preservation and Recognition Act and other laws — people who damage or deface federal statues or monuments will get a minimum of 10 years in prison. (Applause.) And obviously, that includes our beautiful Mount Rushmore. (Applause.)

Our people have a great memory. They will never forget the destruction of statues and monuments to George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, abolitionists, and many others.

The violent mayhem we have seen in the streets of cities that are run by liberal Democrats, in every case, is the predictable result of years of extreme indoctrination and bias in education, journalism, and other cultural institutions.

Against every law of society and nature, our children are taught in school to hate their own country, and to believe that the men and women who built it were not heroes, but that were villains. The radical view of American history is a web of lies — all perspective is removed, every virtue is obscured, every motive is twisted, every fact is distorted, and every flaw is magnified until the history is purged and the record is disfigured beyond all recognition.

This movement is openly attacking the legacies of every person on Mount Rushmore. They defile the memory of Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Roosevelt. Today, we will set history and history’s record straight. (Applause.)

Before these figures were immortalized in stone, they were American giants in full flesh and blood, gallant men whose intrepid deeds unleashed the greatest leap of human advancement the world has ever known. Tonight, I will tell you and, most importantly, the youth of our nation, the true stories of these great, great men.

From head to toe, George Washington represented the strength, grace, and dignity of the American people. From a small volunteer force of citizen farmers, he created the Continental Army out of nothing and rallied them to stand against the most powerful military on Earth.

Through eight long years, through the brutal winter at Valley Forge, through setback after setback on the field of battle, he led those patriots to ultimate triumph. When the Army had dwindled to a few thousand men at Christmas of 1776, when defeat seemed absolutely certain, he took what remained of his forces on a daring nighttime crossing of the Delaware River.

They marched through nine miles of frigid darkness, many without boots on their feet, leaving a trail of blood in the snow. In the morning, they seized victory at Trenton. After forcing the surrender of the most powerful empire on the planet at Yorktown, General Washington did not claim power, but simply returned to Mount Vernon as a private citizen.

When called upon again, he presided over the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, and was unanimously elected our first President. (Applause.) When he stepped down after two terms, his former adversary King George called him “the greatest man of the age.” He remains first in our hearts to this day. For as long as Americans love this land, we will honor and cherish the father of our country, George Washington. (Applause.) He will never be removed, abolished, and most of all, he will never be forgotten. (Applause.)

Thomas Jefferson — the great Thomas Jefferson — was 33 years old when he traveled north to Pennsylvania and brilliantly authored one of the greatest treasures of human history, the Declaration of Independence. He also drafted Virginia’s constitution, and conceived and wrote the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, a model for our cherished First Amendment.

After serving as the first Secretary of State, and then Vice President, he was elected to the Presidency. He ordered American warriors to crush the Barbary pirates, he doubled the size of our nation with the Louisiana Purchase, and he sent the famous explorers Lewis and Clark into the west on a daring expedition to the Pacific Ocean.

He was an architect, an inventor, a diplomat, a scholar, the founder of one of the world’s great universities, and an ardent defender of liberty. Americans will forever admire the author of American freedom, Thomas Jefferson. (Applause.) And he, too, will never, ever be abandoned by us. (Applause.)

Abraham Lincoln, the savior of our union, was a self-taught country lawyer who grew up in a log cabin on the American frontier.

The first Republican President, he rose to high office from obscurity, based on a force and clarity of his anti-slavery convictions. Very, very strong convictions.

He signed the law that built the Transcontinental Railroad; he signed the Homestead Act, given to some incredible scholars — as simply defined, ordinary citizens free land to settle anywhere in the American West; and he led the country through the darkest hours of American history, giving every ounce of strength that he had to ensure that government of the people, by the people, and for the people did not perish from this Earth. (Applause.)

He served as Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Armed Forces during our bloodiest war, the struggle that saved our union and extinguished the evil of slavery. Over 600,000 died in that war; more than 20,000 were killed or wounded in a single day at Antietam. At Gettysburg, 157 years ago, the Union bravely withstood an assault of nearly 15,000 men and threw back Pickett’s charge.

Lincoln won the Civil War; he issued the Emancipation Proclamation; he led the passage of the 13th Amendment, abolishing slavery for all time — (applause) — and ultimately, his determination to preserve our nation and our union cost him his life. For as long as we live, Americans will uphold and revere the immortal memory of President Abraham Lincoln. (Applause.)

Theodore Roosevelt exemplified the unbridled confidence of our national culture and identity. He saw the towering grandeur of America’s mission in the world and he pursued it with overwhelming energy and zeal.

As a Lieutenant Colonel during the Spanish-American War, he led the famous Rough Riders to defeat the enemy at San Juan Hill. He cleaned up corruption as Police Commissioner of New York City, then served as the Governor of New York, Vice President, and at 42 years old, became the youngest-ever President of the United States. (Applause.)

He sent our great new naval fleet around the globe to announce America’s arrival as a world power. He gave us many of our national parks, including the Grand Canyon; he oversaw the construction of the awe-inspiring Panama Canal; and he is the only person ever awarded both the Nobel Peace Prize and the Congressional Medal of Honor. He was — (applause) — American freedom personified in full. The American people will never relinquish the bold, beautiful, and untamed spirit of Theodore Roosevelt. (Applause.)

No movement that seeks to dismantle these treasured American legacies can possibly have a love of America at its heart. Can’t have it. No person who remains quiet at the destruction of this resplendent heritage can possibly lead us to a better future.

The radical ideology attacking our country advances under the banner of social justice. But in truth, it would demolish both justice and society. It would transform justice into an instrument of division and vengeance, and it would turn our free and inclusive society into a place of repression, domination, and exclusion.

They want to silence us, but we will not be silenced. (Applause.)

AUDIENCE: USA! USA! USA!

AUDIENCE MEMBER: We love you!

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. Thank you very much. Thank you very much.

We will state the truth in full, without apology: We declare that the United States of America is the most just and exceptional nation ever to exist on Earth.

We are proud of the fact — (applause) — that our country was founded on Judeo-Christian principles, and we understand — (applause) — that these values have dramatically advanced the cause of peace and justice throughout the world.

We know that the American family is the bedrock of American life. (Applause.)

We recognize the solemn right and moral duty of every nation to secure its borders. (Applause.) And we are building the wall. (Applause.)

We remember that governments exist to protect the safety and happiness of their own people. A nation must care for its own citizens first. We must take care of America first. It’s time. (Applause.)

We believe in equal opportunity, equal justice, and equal treatment for citizens of every race, background, religion, and creed. Every child, of every color — born and unborn — is made in the holy image of God. (Applause.)

We want free and open debate, not speech codes and cancel culture.

We embrace tolerance, not prejudice.

We support the courageous men and women of law enforcement. (Applause.) We will never abolish our police or our great Second Amendment, which gives us the right to keep and bear arms. (Applause.)

We believe that our children should be taught to love their country, honor our history, and respect our great American flag. (Applause.)

We stand tall, we stand proud, and we only kneel to Almighty God. (Applause.)

This is who we are. This is what we believe. And these are the values that will guide us as we strive to build an even better and greater future.

Those who seek to erase our heritage want Americans to forget our pride and our great dignity, so that we can no longer understand ourselves or America’s destiny. In toppling the heroes of 1776, they seek to dissolve the bonds of love and loyalty that we feel for our country, and that we feel for each other. Their goal is not a better America, their goal is the end of America.

AUDIENCE: Booo —

THE PRESIDENT: In its place, they want power for themselves. But just as patriots did in centuries past, the American people will stand in their way — and we will win, and win quickly and with great dignity. (Applause.)

We will never let them rip America’s heroes from our monuments, or from our hearts. By tearing down Washington and Jefferson, these radicals would tear down the very heritage for which men gave their lives to win the Civil War; they would erase the memory that inspired those soldiers to go to their deaths, singing these words of the Battle Hymn of the Republic: “As He died to make men Holy, let us die to make men free, while God is marching on.” (Applause.)

They would tear down the principles that propelled the abolition of slavery in America and, ultimately, around the world, ending an evil institution that had plagued humanity for thousands and thousands of years. Our opponents would tear apart the very documents that Martin Luther King used to express his dream, and the ideas that were the foundation of the righteous movement for Civil Rights. They would tear down the beliefs, culture, and identity that have made America the most vibrant and tolerant society in the history of the Earth.

My fellow Americans, it is time to speak up loudly and strongly and powerfully and defend the integrity of our country. (Applause.)

AUDIENCE: USA! USA! USA!

THE PRESIDENT: It is time for our politicians to summon the bravery and determination of our American ancestors. It is time. (Applause.) It is time to plant our flag and protect the greatest of this nation, for citizens of every race, in every city, and every part of this glorious land. For the sake of our honor, for the sake of our children, for the sake of our union, we must protect and preserve our history, our heritage, and our great heroes. (Applause.)

Here tonight, before the eyes of our forefathers, Americans declare again, as we did 244 years ago: that we will not be tyrannized, we will not be demeaned, and we will not be intimidated by bad, evil people. It will not happen. (Applause.)

AUDIENCE: USA! USA! USA!

THE PRESIDENT: We will proclaim the ideals of the Declaration of Independence, and we will never surrender the spirit and the courage and the cause of July 4th, 1776.

Upon this ground, we will stand firm and unwavering. In the face of lies meant to divide us, demoralize us, and diminish us, we will show that the story of America unites us, inspires us, includes us all, and makes everyone free.

We must demand that our children are taught once again to see America as did Reverend Martin Luther King, when he said that the Founders had signed “a promissory note” to every future generation. Dr. King saw that the mission of justice required us to fully embrace our founding ideals. Those ideals are so important to us — the founding ideals. He called on his fellow citizens not to rip down their heritage, but to live up to their heritage. (Applause.)

Above all, our children, from every community, must be taught that to be American is to inherit the spirit of the most adventurous and confident people ever to walk the face of the Earth.

Americans are the people who pursued our Manifest Destiny across the ocean, into the uncharted wilderness, over the tallest mountains, and then into the skies and even into the stars.

We are the country of Andrew Jackson, Ulysses S. Grant, and Frederick Douglass. We are the land of Wild Bill Hickock and Buffalo Bill Cody. (Applause.) We are the nation that gave rise to the Wright Brothers, the Tuskegee Airmen — (applause) — Harriet Tubman, Clara Barton, Jesse Owens, George Patton — General George Patton — the great Louie Armstrong, Alan Shepard, Elvis Presley, and Mohammad Ali. (Applause.) And only America could have produced them all. (Applause.) No other place.

We are the culture that put up the Hoover Dam, laid down the highways, and sculpted the skyline of Manhattan. We are the people who dreamed a spectacular dream — it was called: Las Vegas, in the Nevada desert; who built up Miami from the Florida marsh; and who carved our heroes into the face of Mount Rushmore. (Applause.)

Americans harnessed electricity, split the atom, and gave the world the telephone and the Internet. We settled the Wild West, won two World Wars, landed American astronauts on the Moon — and one day very soon, we will plant our flag on Mars.

We gave the world the poetry of Walt Whitman, the stories of Mark Twain, the songs of Irving Berlin, the voice of Ella Fitzgerald, the style of Frank Sinatra — (applause) — the comedy of Bob Hope, the power of the Saturn V rocket, the toughness of the Ford F-150 — (applause) — and the awesome might of the American aircraft carriers.

Americans must never lose sight of this miraculous story. You should never lose sight of it, because nobody has ever done it like we have done it. So today, under the authority vested in me as President of the United States — (applause) — I am announcing the creation of a new monument to the giants of our past. I am signing an executive order to establish the National Garden of American Heroes, a vast outdoor park that will feature the statues of the greatest Americans to ever live. (Applause.)

From this night and from this magnificent place, let us go forward united in our purpose and re-dedicated in our resolve. We will raise the next generation of American patriots. We will write the next thrilling chapter of the American adventure. And we will teach our children to know that they live in a land of legends, that nothing can stop them, and that no one can hold them down. (Applause.) They will know that in America, you can do anything, you can be anything, and together, we can achieve anything. (Applause.)

Uplifted by the titans of Mount Rushmore, we will find unity that no one expected; we will make strides that no one thought possible. This country will be everything that our citizens have hoped for, for so many years, and that our enemies fear — because we will never forget that American freedom exists for American greatness. And that’s what we have: American greatness. (Applause.)

Centuries from now, our legacy will be the cities we built, the champions we forged, the good we did, and the monuments we created to inspire us all.

My fellow citizens: America’s destiny is in our sights. America’s heroes are embedded in our hearts. America’s future is in our hands. And ladies and gentlemen: the best is yet to come. (Applause.)

AUDIENCE: USA! USA! USA!

THE PRESIDENT: This has been a great honor for the First Lady and myself to be with you. I love your state. I love this country. I’d like to wish everybody a very happy Fourth of July. To all, God bless you, God bless your families, God bless our great military, and God bless America.

Thank you very much. (Applause.)

END TRANSCRIPT – 9:32 P.M. MDT

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130 Responses to Transcript of President Trump Speech During Mount Rushmore July 4th Celebration…

  1. Nigella says:

    Dark and Divisive? Are you kidding me? Obviously the “media” wrote this before the President gave the speech. I was moved to tears during parts of it and was never prouder. God bless President Trump and God bless America

    Liked by 45 people

    • patti says:

      “Dark and Divisive?”
      Same words used to smear the Inauguration speech….which was great also 😉

      Liked by 28 people

      • bertdilbert says:

        “Dark and Divisive” = Extraordinary Top Shelf.

        Liked by 12 people

      • John OB says:

        From The NY Times January 20 2017

        “Trump’s vision of America on his Inauguration Day was as it has been throughout his campaign – dark and angry.”

        1262 days later and The NY Times still sees President Donald Trump from the same black hole that is slowly absorbing them. Light and truth can not escape their journalistic pretense. Hopefully by the Second Inaugural they will have disappeared from the cosmos altogether.

        Liked by 17 people

        • suejeanne1 says:

          The “New York Times” – are they just intellectually lazy and lazy every other way . . . eating crackers in bed, taking up two parking spaces, never taking their shirts out of the dryer in time . . . never doing their homework on time and phoning things in without even attending the event, listening to the speech, investigating the story –

          when you read a “New York Times” story nowadays, it’s like they weren’t even in the same room – and if they were, they didn’t read the room! Too much of an effort!

          Liked by 5 people

          • The Gipper Lives says:

            NYTimes: “Will F*** For FISA!”

            Liked by 3 people

          • GB Bari says:

            When you read a “New York Times” story nowadays

            …..you are unnervingly transported into the deep, dark, and divisive minds of troubled, TDS-infected, fully radicalized uber-Leftwing despots masquerading as journalists, and who are trying desperately to sell their worn out, completely debunked, twisted and maligned perceptions of a genuinely superior man who has created and continues to build an incredible and unmatched record of positive accomplishments for this nation.

            God Bless the USA and President Trump.

            Liked by 4 people

        • helix35 says:

          I guess you’re not supposed to get angry when the mob smears you and tries to destroy you 24/7. You’re supposed to sit there and quietly take it like a good Bushie.

          Liked by 2 people

          • Ackman419 says:

            Yeah,
            Screw that.
            When someone calls you a racist because you want a wall, or you won’t kneel, or you (GASP!) voted for President Trump, tell them :
            “No, you don’t make the rules. This is America.”

            Liked by 1 person

      • OhNoYouDont says:

        Liked by 2 people

      • vikingmom says:

        “Dark and Divisive”…also known as anything that doesn’t fit the narrative that we are trying to push!

        Liked by 2 people

      • mac says:

        The MSM are nothing but traitorous liars. They deserve the treatment called for by law to be meted out to traitors and those engaging in sedition. They are falsely shouting “Fire” in a crowded theater; because of their deliberate and politically-motivated lies they have forfeited their rights of free speech under the First Amendment.

        If it comes to shooting, and it may, a lot of the presstitutes will find themselves being shot at by both sides.

        Liked by 2 people

    • Martin says:

      The only way this and other of our President’s great speeches are “dark and divisive” is you are a living example of those accurately described in the speech.

      You know who you are, and so do we.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Barry says:

    Great speech. Get up off your knees and put that cultural Marxist mob on the run.

    Liked by 6 people

    • FrankieZee says:

      I was impressed with Gov Noem. She has the making of being the next President. She has that passion for this country in her gut just like Trump. Don’t let that soft spoken voice fool you, she has passion.

      Liked by 12 people

      • mac says:

        She has a touch of Margaret Thatcher about her, no doubt about it.

        Liked by 2 people

      • Not only passion but the brass to back it up. Her speech, to me, was unparalleled in the whole of politicians–POTUS is not a politician; he’ s a statesman and a superb one at that. Governor Noem actually has some education on what a Republic actually means….that is exceedingly rare. The people are indeed blessed to have her as governor.

        Liked by 2 people

  3. evergreen says:

    “My fellow Americans, it is time to speak up loudly and strongly and powerfully and defend the integrity of our country.”

    Liked by 25 people

    • FrankieZee says:

      What should be happening all across the country is our local Republican filed offices should be mobilizing us. Telling us what to do and when to do it. We should be holding rallies in our towns on the busiest street corners with a throng of us Deplorables waiving the Flag and Trump banners. But they won’t do it.

      Liked by 4 people

  4. Beigun says:

    Trump is our man and this is our time.

    We win with Trump, or live under a 1984 police state with never-ending war wasting national blood and treasure for a Democratic Party Kleptocracy!

    Joe Biden is running for President while his brother had a US Government base contract in Iraq during the Obama-Biden “War Administration” years. Is there no shame???

    Liked by 20 people

  5. MakeAmericaGreat says:

    Just read it again before I came to the site. The most powerful speech of his presidency, I think, because it’s basically an “enemy at the gates” speech. We are under assault, as a nation, and POTUS is both defending America’s legacy and stating that we will defeat the totalitarian usurpers and their “alien” (to the USA) ways.

    The media is devastated by this speech. As they should be. It was that good. And not matter how the media tries to hide the riots as “peaceful protests,” everyone knows what’s at stake here.

    Liked by 31 people

    • bertdilbert says:

      I thought giving the Medal of Freedom to Rush at the SOTU would be tough to beat. Trump exceeded his trolling game with a National Park full of statutes of Great Americans.

      Next Level: Trump team leaks plans for giant statue of Trump to greet visitors as they enter the park…

      Liked by 7 people

  6. Sporty says:

    God Bless you Donald J. Trump. You don’t have pride swelling in your soul after that then you ain’t American.

    Liked by 11 people

  7. Del Parker says:

    Stephen Miller has been hard at work.

    Liked by 14 people

    • MustangBlues says:

      Del: You have a link to share about Miller writing this speech??

      So President Trump had no input to the speech??? He is just a reader, empty vessel, no knowledge, just words written for him to read????

      Strange, but did not see Miller presenting his gut felt love for America, it looked like President Trump to me.

      Liked by 2 people

  8. MaineCoon says:

    President Trump details our great heritage and inheritance and calls us to action to fight for our freedom. We must stand. We will each know when is our moment and how we are to do it.

    This speech was epic and historical on many levels.

    Liked by 11 people

  9. Whistling_Past says:

    It was a great speech! All that was missing was,
    “THEREFORE, today I am announcing . . .”

    Liked by 1 person

    • jephfree says:

      it’s in there,

      So today, under the authority vested in me as President of the United States — (applause) — I am announcing the creation of a new monument to the giants of our past. I am signing an executive order to establish the National Garden of American Heroes, a vast outdoor park that will feature the statues of the greatest Americans to ever live. (Applause.)

      Liked by 4 people

      • Whistling_Past says:

        “The radical ideology attacking our country advances under the banner of social justice. But in truth, it would demolish both justice and society. It would transform justice into an instrument of division and vengeance, and it would turn our free and inclusive society into a place of repression, domination, and exclusion.”
        (“We…” paragraphs following…)
        “THEREFORE, today I am announcing…”

        That’s what I meant.

        Liked by 2 people

  10. Retired USMC says:

    Inspiring and needed. Thank you President Trump!

    Liked by 6 people

  11. lolli says:

    We must stand beside President Trump in great numbers with loud voices. 🇺🇸

    From his speech:

    “My fellow Americans, it is time to speak up loudly and strongly and powerfully and defend the integrity of our country.”

    “Here tonight, before the eyes of our forefathers, Americans declare again, as we did 244 years ago: that we will not be tyrannized, we will not be demeaned, and we will not be intimidated by bad, evil people. It will not happen.”

    Liked by 18 people

    • Whistling_Past says:

      But it is happening.

      Liked by 2 people

      • mrsqt says:

        Yes, it is but that’s the point. Our fearless leader is showcasing that, calling it out. If it weren’t happening they’d say he was fear-mongering. By stating in no uncertain terms that it will not happen is letting each and every one of us know that it is up to us to stop it…

        How? FOUR MORE YEARS! God Bless President Trump. God Bless the U.S.A. !!!

        Liked by 1 person

      • mac says:

        They started it. We’ll finish it.

        Liked by 1 person

      • GB Bari says:

        Yes but the media has placed a giant magnifying glass over it and blown it up to appear that it’s happening on a much larger scale than it actually is. This is a nation of at least 250 million adults 18 and over. We’ve been shown maybe 1,000,000 (or less) unique individuals participating in the “protests” and riots across all cities. Note – The same people (+ / -) rioted for many nights in many of those cities.

        That’s 1,000,000 / 250,000,000 or .004 or 0.4%.

        The entire national media followed these people for weeks. Day after day, night after night. 24/7.

        Think you might have been conned by the media as to the scale of this?
        If you do, you’re closer to the truth.

        Liked by 2 people

        • steph_gray says:

          Funny that. The enemedia has also put that giant magnifier over Xi’s Disease and succeeded in terrifying a huge chunk of the citizenry of imminent death – and that is a similar lie of similarly ginormous scale. Every argument I make these days to those who are living in fear is math-based.

          “You don’t hide in your house and never drive a car, right? But your chances of being killed in a car any time you ride or drive in one are greater – in some cases, far far greater – than dying of this virus.” I’ve said it dozens of times in 2020.

          Maybe part of the fight-back sundance introduced today should involve people who can clarify math, statistics, and the ease with which the yellowstream lies about both, in an engaging way. There’s a crying need to correct the ignorance of going-on-three generations now.

          I’m not a math person but I’m old enough to understand GB Bari’s numbers… And I will now add his angle about the actual tiny numbers of rioters!

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          • GB Bari says:

            Beware that some of the BLM advocates are claiming upwards of 26 million protesters across the nation. That would be about 1 out of every 10 adults (over 18) walking and rioting. I really think that’s a bald-faced lie. Why? Because the history of the Left’s lies indicates clearly that they think few people have any means much less the critical thinking skills to dispute the Left’s claims.

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  12. patti says:

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  13. alliwantissometruth says:

    “Against every law of society and nature, our children are taught in school to hate their own country, and to believe that the men and women who built it were not heroes, but that were villains”

    That right there, along with massive third world immigration, is the Globalist / Corporate / Marxist coalitions biggest weapon against America and her people

    They could never achieve their goal without brainwashing and manipulating younger Americans and bringing in needy people who don’t understand the concept of freedom and liberty

    I hope to God this message finally gets through to the American people and we get rid of the leftist influence and control of our schools. If we don’t, we’ll eventually lose

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  14. Nan says:

    Finally got to listen to this! Amazing speech by an amazing man.

    The Democrats have handed him his campaign issue, haven’t they? President Trump is talking about uplifting our kids, preserving our heritage, opportunity for all, and how wonderful a place we really live in. That’s a powerful message. What do the Democrats have? Hatred and fear. We’ll see how that works out for them.

    Liked by 13 people

    • Just listening now and loving it.
      I see now why it was hard to find a good feed.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Just listening now and loving it.
      I see now why it was hard to find a good feed.

      Liked by 1 person

    • vikingmom says:

      “What do the Democrats have? Hatred and fear.”

      I was talking with a neighbor, who is in her 30s, and admitted that she hadn’t paid a huge amount of attention to politics in the past. She said that she believed everything the media said about Donald Trump until she actually started looking into his real record…she also took the time to look up the platforms of every Democratic candidate to see WHAT they stood for and what they want to accomplish if elected. She was stunned to discover that NONE of them have any actual platforms or proposals. Their entire campaign is “I’ve been in office for XX years and haven’t done a damn thing that has helped anyone, other than my own family and my political backers, improve their lives in any way, but you have to vote for me so Donald Trump doesn’t get re-elected.”

      I am greatly encouraged because I think there are a LOT of people who are coming to this realization!!

      Liked by 6 people

      • hocuspocus13 says:

        Yes… Looting and burning down your local shopping area does have a way of waking one up! 🇺🇸

        Liked by 3 people

        • steph_gray says:

          That and forcing you to wear a face diaper while you search in vain for food products that used to be freely available, mourn the loss of your favorite local restaurant, and wonder how you’re going to replace your job…

          We need to redpill as fast as we can while the iron of anger amongst the apolitical people we know is hot.

          Liked by 1 person

    • numbersixdance says:

      Reminds me of Reagan…Morning in America…

      Liked by 1 person

    • Nan:
      “What do the Democrats have?” Actually, something very powerful and difficult to offset as elections loom and when Communist Media accepts everything un-skeptically; and I ‘m referring to the dark ops of self- instigated shootings, killings, acts of vandalism by communist operatives who attack their very own constituencies, i.e. black churches, synagogues, people of color, Jewish congregants, Dem officeholders, all under false attribution of white supremacy because, well, that’s what somebody spray-painted, or that’s what was written on a wall, or that’s what was stated on social media.
      Recourse to such dark ops without fact-checking by media is precisely what shifted Election 2018 to Communists!

      Liked by 1 person

  15. emet says:

    The Dems can have their own garden of heroes, with statues of Baphomet, Stalin, Mao, etc.

    Liked by 10 people

  16. steph_gray says:

    Thank you so much, sundance, for posting the transcript – I am behind enemy lines this weekend with no opportunity to watch the actual video, but really looking forward to it!

    Just the transcript has me rubbing my eye because something got into it!

    Liked by 7 people

  17. Bugsdaddy says:

    This should be printed out and every person running for office, local, state and federal should be asked to sign it in agreement for everything stated. No exceptions, or equivocations.

    If they refuse to sign it, then you know who NOT to vote for.

    Liked by 1 person

    • steph_gray says:

      That’s a good idea. Let’s do it.

      Bring it to local politicians’ offices and ask in person whether they would be willing to do this. Video them.

      Liked by 1 person

  18. Happy Independence Day and Thank You President Trump!

    Let’s deliver landslide wins to President Trump and the Republican party on Nov 3, less than 4 months from today!

    Liked by 5 people

  19. MaineCoon says:

    No need for Ronna and the RNC to write an R platform for the convention. It’s written in this speech…line by line…We believe…

    Liked by 13 people

  20. Rickgrenellssatchel says:

    Hopefully it was widely viewed because I thought it was a game changing speech.

    Liked by 7 people

  21. delighteddeplorable says:

    There’s a Trump stand on a very busy intersection in OC, CA. I stopped by and while I was there, a steady stream of millenials – MILLENIALS! – showed up, buying Trump t-shirts, hats, flags like crazy. The young woman running it said business is booming and was urging everyone to watch the Mt. Rushmore speech. It was beyond fabulous! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

    Liked by 17 people

  22. ZurichMike says:

    OK. I am a bit teary eyed. JFC that was indeed a speech for the ages.
    Pray without ceasing.

    Liked by 11 people

    • goddessoftheclassroom says:

      I literally sobbed.
      President Trump praised not just America but Western Civilization and Judeo-Christian principles. He stated that all children, born and unborn, are made in the holy image of God (IIRC).
      There’s not a wishy-washy bone in his body.

      Liked by 8 people

  23. AceODale says:

    Wow!

    Just reading it gives me goosebumps.

    On Monday I submitted an application to teach Jr high history at a local Christian school. This speech provides even more inspiration to train the next generation. If I get the position, this speech will be required reading to begin the school year.

    May God have mercy on us all.

    Liked by 21 people

  24. RobD says:

    Read it, now watching. Absolutely beautiful speech. One of, if not, his best.

    Liked by 2 people

  25. Summer says:

    🇺🇸

    Liked by 4 people

  26. Phil aka Felipe says:

    Great speech! Great President!

    President Trump gets it. WE, The People need to help him get others to support him that get it too.

    A good article to read and share, especially today, July 4th:

    July 4, 2020
    The Battle Cry in America Once Again Is Liberty or Death

    By John Guandolo

    https://www.understandingthethreat.com/battle-cry-in-america-liberty-or-death/

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  27. Best. President. Ever.
    I believe he was sent to us through an act of Divine Intervention.
    Our President Trump is a peerless warrior who never stops working or fighting for the American people. We have never had a President who has been under full frontal assault 24/7/365 as he has been, and who has been able to lead so successfully nonetheless.
    God bless President Trump and please deign to help him get re-elected.

    Liked by 7 people

    • mac says:

      Seneca,

      I was in Singapore watching the election returns when it became clear that Donald Trump had won. Inside ten minutes I had three people–two citizens of the PRC and one Ecuadorian–come over to me, shake my hand, and congratulate me on having such a wonderful outcome in the election. One of the PRC citizens, a very bright woman electrical engineer, told me, sotto voce, that she was sure God had played a hand in his election.

      A lot of Americans may not have recognized what a momentous victory President Trump’s election was, but foreigners did, and the ones who look to America to uphold freedom knew what a miracle his victory was.

      Liked by 4 people

    • Rhi says:

      Amen Seneca, and thus Grandma posting the Uncle Sam’s Prayer nightly.

      Liked by 3 people

    • Pale rider says:

      Seneca, IMHO God is in everything, period goes there. But, we determine much of it through ‘free will’ also granted by God. Which brings me to this awareness.
      President Trump is what we asked for through our votes but more through our actions as a country.
      Under that acknowledgment, look around and describe what our country has become, and where would that compare or contrast in Gods design or his word?
      And that part right there has my attention on our path and future. Yes, Trump is there by Gods hand (and what Donald Trump represents), it’s where we are as a nation as a people, that needs to be examined because ‘that’ issue cannot be hidden or ignored. It will determine our very quickly approaching future.

      That’s the thing with our government. It ‘represents us’ as a people. Think about who is representing us. Any worth a plugged nickel? What’s going on? We put them there.
      It’s a very Godly form of government because of the purity it holds in its form. It represents the good bad and ugly. You can’t deny what you see when you look at our representatives. So are they representing us? We put them there. Even if they are rotten to the core, we put them there.
      So if we desire a Christian representative, we can have it. Just like Muslims are doing now. It’s undeniable but, for some reason we keep putting up dirt. Our motives are wrong, and that’s why.
      Money is an add on not the issue. It’s “Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness and all these ‘things’ will be added unto you.” We gave up on the first part as a nation.
      So, under that premise ‘who is Donald Trump’ and exactly ‘what does he bring?’ Can anyone see that? Because yes, God put that man there in the White House, divine intervention.

      Liked by 2 people

  28. Wow! Just Wow! I watched last night as he gave the speech and was awe struck. Reading the transcript was even better. This is a speech for the ages – historical.
    God bless you President Trump! I believe some of us deplorables were starting to falter from the incessant barrage from the media. You have refreshed our spirit and resolve.
    Never give up! Never surrender!
    God Bless the USA!

    Liked by 3 people

  29. Joebkonobi says:

    6.4 million viewers according to Neilsen. MSLSD didn’t carry it and instead showed a replay of the first 2016 debate. They garnered a humongous 300,000 viewers. Lol!

    Liked by 4 people

  30. JG3 says:

    Thank you, President Trump!

    Thank you, Sundance!

    Liked by 2 people

  31. ImpeachEmAll says:

    Just say’n… 😉

    Romans 13:2. New International Version.

    Liked by 1 person

  32. Georgia girl says:

    “We stand tall, we stand proud ” Trump 2020 . I would sooo love that on a t shirt from his campaign store.

    Liked by 1 person

  33. I Hear You Now says:

    Fake (what a telling name there):

    Please specifically describe for all of us reading your comments:

    What do you see as FAKE about “this website”, CTH?

    Please be specific and detailed.

    Like

  34. Rick554 says:

    I would follow this Man over the berm anytime he says! Thank GOD he’s our President. I Stand with President Donald J Trump!

    Liked by 4 people

  35. Ackman419 says:

    I got chills and goosebumps reading this transcript.
    This, after tearing up last night.
    I don’t remember EVER getting emotional from political speeches before President Trump arrived.
    He is that important to me, my family, and our Republic.

    Liked by 4 people

  36. Johnny Bravo says:

    I’m a proud Englishman, who absolutely adores how Donald Trump has enlightened me on what being an American patriot means. He has done this over 4 years.

    I truly wish I was an American, I would proudLy speak freely about my country, flag and history; and defend it with a gun or 10, if required.

    Brothers and Sisters, President Trump laid out America’s diamond virtues and how bad people with hate for all she stands for – will not succeed. There was no equivocation in his tone, manner or conviction. He is your leader, follow him.

    No one is an innocent bystander, you are either with him or against him, there is no “in-between”.

    God bless President Trump and God Bless America; the world needs her light to shine more brightly across the globe. You will win out.

    Liked by 10 people

  37. Loren says:

    Excellent. In times like these, that speech was so right on. Perfect Perfection.

    Liked by 1 person

  38. samwise163 says:

    What a great speech – love my President!

    Liked by 2 people

  39. samwise163 says:

    What a great speech – love my President!

    Liked by 2 people

  40. warrenjay13 says:

    I forwarded it to our school administration….CPCS.

    Last year the high school history teach told the students Republicans are similar to Hitler. And he is still teaching there.

    Liked by 2 people

  41. warrenjay13 says:

    I forwarded it to our school administration….CPCS.

    Last year the high school history teach told the students Republicans are similar to Hitler. And he is still teaching there.

    Liked by 1 person

  42. USA-Patriot says:

    At Mount Rushmore
    God Bless The USA (Home Free Cover) (All Vocal) (A Cappella)

    God Bless the U.S.A. (featuring Lee Greenwood and The United States Air Force Band)

    Making of “God Bless The U.S.A.” feat. Lee Greenwood and the U.S. Air Force Band

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  43. Patriot1783 says:

    Our family is so thankful President Trump is our President ❤️🇺🇸❤️

    Liked by 1 person

  44. hawkins6 says:

    It was a great speech, but more importantly, it was a powerful and intrepid defense of the USA by its President, at a time when some GOP members are still cowering under the paper tiger Marxist pressures. (Tucker’s been hunting some of them down and exposing them.)

    One major, missing component in this “2020 counterrevolution” compared to the more brutal and successful Russian and Chinese revolutions is the enormous lack of support from angry, strong “workers” that can become a menacing army and represent the most powerful sector of a society under attack. Especially if they’re armed. In China, they were mostly Ag peasants or poorer workers.

    This “counterrevolutionary” Marxist army in the USA is led by committed, indoctrinated, articulate Commies but their army is a disparate mix of Cancel Culture Twitter mobs, brainwashed students, opportunist thugs, mentally compromised, criminals, organized anti-fa agitators (dressed in black to hide some of their weaknesses) and committed BLM Marxists and opportunists that hold the puppet strings of all their duped minions.

    This “movement” could be crushed very quickly if the Fed Gov’t and state gov’ts wished to do so but the Constitution (they despise) and the less radical “peaceful protesters” have naturally protected and provided cover for them. The dumbest, over zealous destroyers that mistakenly chose some fed statues opened the door for President Trump to fight back in earnest. It isn’t over yet, but if large numbers of the working class begin joining them, which is unlikely, then it would be a time to worry.

    The predictions and bombast of ranting and raving Marxists like Seattle Council member Kashma Sawart are the usual hyperboles of Marxist propagandists but their words should be taken seriously and their movement and actions legally tracked. These fringe groups can only wage a propaganda war and the MSM, Tech companies, other corporations and sport’s leagues etc. are eager to help them. I doubt most Americans will be duped by the Dems and Marxists but only November will reveal the truth.

    Liked by 1 person

    • sunnyflower5 says:

      Recent polls suggest….According our crowd counting experts. 🤡

      Liked by 2 people

    • hawkins6 says:

      Note–Even the mayor of Seattle is trying to “punish or remove” the out of control, self defeating Communist blowhard Sawart mentioned above and if the naturally occurring ideological divisions that often arise between Marxist and Communist factions can be encouraged, it will help weaken or end some of the insanity.

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    • GB Bari says:

      Seriously Doubt those numbers.

      The Left has lied about EVERYTHING else.
      EVERYTHING.
      Since FOREVER.

      Why on Earth would we now suddenly believe their claims of attendance at protests and riots without any corroboration from proven-unbiased sources?

      Liked by 4 people

    • ImpeachEmAll says:

      Just say’n… 😉

      BPM desires a meeting with BLM.

      Liked by 3 people

      • Pale rider says:

        Notice the church in the background.
        That’s the thing with BLM they will now take on a different look and everyone will jump on the ‘team’ just like in prisons. It’s protection and force. Ya’ll ready for this?
        Somali 2.0 They should have been labeled terrorists from the moment they took to the streets.

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    • (re 15-26 million participants in Floyd protests)
      Finally someone ventures forth with a statistic, something oddly hidden by Communist Media for an obvious reason: this would mean that there were 15-26 million people who were not social-distancing, who were not (at least for several days) wearing face-masks and who became instant covid carriers of the virus.
      To the extent that the spread of a respiratory virus can be thwarted through isolation, such a spread was totally wiped out by these prohibited gatherings as Communist Media, almost out a sense of solidarity and personal absorption in the actions of their Communist brethren, seems to have forgotten that we were in the midst of a pandemic which Dr. Fauci warned could doom the entire world.
      FOR DAYS THEY SAID ABSOLUTELY NOTHING ABOUT THE PANDEMIC. NOTHING!

      Liked by 2 people

  45. Doug Amos says:

    Thank you God for giving us President Trump.

    Liked by 4 people

  46. Retired IG says:

    Imagine watching President Tump’s speech last night, to read this morning the Associated Press headline in the local paper:
    “Trump pushes racial division, flouts virus rules at Mount Rushmore event.” I wanted to shred the newspaper with my teeth. But decided I would be ingesting POISON! Not the first time I’ve let myself go over the rails with anger at an A/P article. Nothing ever retracted despite the flaws in the data. NEVER.
    Thankfully, my day went uphill from there. So thankful I live in mostly “RED” country now. Counted the American Flags flying on my way to my cousin’s camp. The further you get from suburbia, the more pronounced their presence.
    Thank you Sundance and fellow Treeper’s for the bond I have with you. Might get to sleep with the comfort you are out there.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Pale rider says:

      CoWorker of mine said a very wise thing, “quit watching or reading the news, it will just depress you.” He’s right.
      Smith Wigglesworth wouldn’t have a newspaper in his house. Smith was known for raising the dead, among other miracles.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Pale rider:
        We all do that now and then. But guess who never stopped reading and absorbing all the Communist BS for years, and who must have thrown down his newspaper in anger or spoken back to the TV Marxist propagandist? Donald Trump! He finally must have said to himself, ‘I can’t take this anymore! I’m going to do something about it!’ AND BOOM!
        DONALD THE GREAT BECAME THE 45TH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES!

        Liked by 1 person

  47. SeanNY2 says:

    Senator Tammy Duckworth: “He spent all his time talking about dead traitors.”

    Liked by 1 person

  48. lizajmoon says:

    banned fireworks displays filled the skies with votes for Trump last night! all the snowflakes were sharing homemade videos of the skies all around them full of light!

    Liked by 1 person

  49. 7californian says:

    Now that’s leadership!

    Liked by 1 person

  50. 7californian says:

    Now that’s leadership!

    Liked by 1 person

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