'We only kneel to almighty God': Donald Trump blasts 'this left-wing cultural revolution'

'We only kneel to almighty God': Donald Trump blasts 'this left-wing cultural revolution'
By: USA Posted On: July 03, 2020 View: 17

'We only kneel to almighty God': Donald Trump blasts 'this left-wing cultural revolution'

Donald Trump has blasted "angry mobs" trying to tear down statues as he claimed protesters are attempting to "wipe out" US history in a speech to mark America's Independence Day.

The US president addressed more than 7,000 supporters at Mount Rushmore in South Dakota, with most of the crowd not wearing face masks or social distancing despite a spike in coronavirus cases in the country.

Following weeks of protests sparked by the death of George Floyd in police custody, Mr Trump criticised demonstrators who have destroyed or damaged monuments of Confederate leaders and other historical figures.

US President Donald Trump speaks during the Independence Day events at Mount Rushmore National Memorial in Keystone, South Dakota, July 3, 2020. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)
Image: More than 7,000 Trump supporters attended the event

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

"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.

"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."

The president claimed there was a "new far-left fascism that demands absolute allegiance" in schools, newsrooms and corporate boardrooms.

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US President Donald Trump arrives for the Independence Day events at Mount Rushmore National Memorial in Keystone, South Dakota, July 3, 2020. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)
Image: Mr Trump claimed the US was 'witnessing a merciless campaign to wipe out our history'
Supporters of US President Donald Trump attend Independence Day events at Mount Rushmore National Memorial in Keystone, South Dakota, July 3, 2020. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)
Image: Many people in the crowd were not wearing face masks or social distancing

"Make no mistake: this left-wing cultural revolution is designed to overthrow the American revolution," he said.

"Our children are taught in school to hate their own country and believe that the men and women who built it were not heroes but were villains.

"The radical view of American history is a web of lies."

The president announced he was signing an executive order to establish a "National Garden of American Heroes", a vast outdoor park that will feature the statues of the "greatest Americans to ever live".

He also criticised "cancel culture" - which he claimed was "driving people from their jobs, shaming dissenters, and demanding total submission from anyone who disagrees" - and branded it "the very definition of totalitarianism".

"This attack on our liberty... must be stopped and it will be stopped very quickly," he said.

US President Donald Trump gestures as he speaks during the Independence Day events at Mount Rushmore National Memorial in Keystone, South Dakota, July 3, 2020. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)
Image: Mr Trump criticised 'cancel culture' in his speech on the eve of America's Independence Day
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump aboard Marine One arrive to attend Independence Day events at Mount Rushmore in Keystone, South Dakota, July 3, 2020. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)
Image: Mount Rushmore depicts the images of four US presidents

After people around the world have knelt in a show of support for the Black Lives Matter movement, Mr Trump said "we only kneel to almighty God".

Shortly before Mr Trump's speech, it emerged the girlfriend of his son Donald Trump Jr had tested positive for COVID-19.

Kimberly Guilfoyle, a senior Trump campaign official, was immediately isolated, according to Sergio Gor, chief of staff to the Trump campaign's finance committee.

He said Ms Guilfoyle will be re-tested to confirm the diagnosis because she was not showing any symptoms of COVID-19.

Mr Trump Jr tested negative for coronavirus but is self-isolating as a precaution, Mr Gor added.

The event in South Dakota drew an estimated 7,500 people in a tightly-packed amphitheatre beneath the famous landmark that depicts the images of US presidents; George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln.

Police arrest a protester wearing a facemask as activists and members of different tribes from the region blocked the road to Mount Rushmore National Monument in Keystone, South Dakota on July 3, 2020, during a demonstration around the Mount Rushmore National Monument and the visit of US President Donald Trump. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP) (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)
Image: Protesters had gathered ahead of Mr Trump's speech

Hours before Mr Trump arrived, protesters blocked a road leading to the monument and about 15 were arrested after missing a police-imposed deadline to leave.

The president has held three public events that have drawn thousands of supporters over the past three weeks, despite warnings from public health officials who have urged Americans to avoid large gatherings as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage the country.

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The US saw 52,300 newly reported coronavirus cases on Friday, according to the tally kept by Johns Hopkins University, with seven states posting a record number of cases.

There have now been more than 2.7 million cases in the US and more than 129,000 people have died with the virus.

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