"The future of the American future depends on the shoulders of men and women willing to defend it," Trump said as the weather threatened the celebration. "Now is your chance to join our military and make truly great statement in life and you should do it."
The speech, unlike most of Trump's unscripted rhetoric, was presidential and did not deviate from focusing on America's servicemen and servicewomen. The president did a solid job reading from a teleprompter, proving his ability to stay on message and deliver a well-crafted speech when required to. Furthermore, he did a good job honoring those responsible for making the U.S. the country it is today, showing high praise to famous American leaders and civil rights icons.
Trump's speech touched on a number of topics, including American exceptionalism, the ongoing development of Space Force, and the possibility of planting an American flag on Mars.
But a harmless, pro-America commemoration was a bit too much for some people of the left. Many progressive outlets and leaders decided to take exception to the event, with some openly bashing the celebration of our nation's history.
In the video above, analysts at CNN slammed Trump for focusing too heavily on America's military. Phil Mudd, a former CIA executive, viciously berated Trumpâ€™s â€œSalute to Americaâ€ address at the Lincoln Memorial.
â€œWell, letâ€™s see â€“ let me be subtle here,â€ Mudd said in the interview. â€œAt a professional level, with 25 years in national security, I hated it. At a personal level, I hated it more. Let tell you something: When we were in the midst of July 4 after 9/11 when I was at the CIA, I thought we were celebrating defense of ideals, the right to live free and fair, the right to live according to those documents that our Founding Fathers established, the right of every person, every citizen in this country to pretend like they can be president, the right to have economic opportunity. I didnâ€™t realize we were fighting for the chance to pay for guns, for weapons.â€
But Mudd and his colleagues weren't the only ones demonizing the parade that saw a massive turnout. Besides CNN and other outlets using the day to criticize Trump for highlighting American ideals, many Democratic leaders and pundits took the opportunity to condemn Thursday's ceremony.
Democrats targeting yesterday's attendance is not surprising. Also not surprising: how labeling the crowd size as "small" was completely false.
But it didn't stop there. Those protesting Trump also went a step further, burning the American flag in protest near the White House.
Apart from the usual suspects who constantly take shots at the president, a few Florida "journalists" also joined in with the peanut gallery. One, in particular, was the Editor of Florida Politics -- unethical shill, Peter Schorsch.
Schorsch took many shots at the public gathering. His first jab was subtle, throwing shade at the patriotic event in D.C. in favor of the Macy's July 4th Fireworks.
After displaying his disdain for the patriotic outing, Schorsch went on to like a series of tweets that promoted Colin Kaepernick and labeled Trump as a fascist dictator. Below are tweets liked by the progressive reporter who openly takes money from both political parties:
Liberal outrage against Trump and his pro-America agenda is nothing new. In a time where PC culture dominates the political landscape, any word or phrase can trigger those who seek to discredit the real progress our nation has made.
While many will try to disgrace yesterday's parade and turnout, one thing is abundantly clear: yesterday was never about Trump.