DECLARING that ‘nothing is impossible’ for Americans, President Donald Trump celebrated the Independence Day with an unprecedented display of the country’s military might at a rain-soaked parade but surprised his critics with a speech that was devoid of his trademark political rhetoric, ahead of his 2020 re-election bid.
President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrive at an Independence Day celebration on Thursday in Washington. (AP/PTI)
In one of the least polarising speeches of his presidency, Trump paid tribute to America’s Armed Forces at a July Fourth appearance before the Lincoln Memorial in Washington that was held amid criticism that the Commander-in-Chief was politicising America’s Independence Day celebrations.
As the Abrams tanks rumbled, fighter aircraft, including a B-2 bomber and a pair of F-35 warplanes roared overhead and the jumbo jet used as Air Force One performed a rare flyover over the National Mall, Trump said, “For Americans, nothing is impossible.”