This Is How America Celebrated July 4 During the Coronavirus Pandemic

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Washington, D.C. on July 4, 2020. Army parachuters carrying a U.S. flag at the White House event on the South Lawn.

Washington, D.C. on July 4, 2020. Army parachuters carrying a U.S. flag at the White House event on the South Lawn.Photo: Nicholas Kamm (Getty Images)

President Trump watched paratroopers float down with the American flag at the White House. The Associated Press reported that Trump greeted his audience, made up of front-line medical workers and others with a central role in responding to the pandemic, and began to rant and disparage his usual targets.

“We are now in the process of defeating the radical left, the anarchists, the agitators, the looters, and the people who, in many instances, have absolutely no clue what they are doing,” Trump said. “We will never allow an angry mob to tear down our statues, erase our history, indoctrinate our children.

“And we will protect and preserve American way of life, which began in 1492 when Columbus discovered America,” he added.

The president did not mention how many people had died from covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, the AP stated. More people have died from the disease in the U.S. than anywhere else in the world.

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