President Trump spent his first Fourth of July as president addressing members of the U.S. military who were gathered on the White House lawn, and his short speech spoke to the heart of the reason service members overwhelmingly voted for him last November – because he has their back.
“Each of you here today represents that rare combination of patriotism, virtue and courage that our citizens have always, and I mean always, admired and that our enemies have always feared,” said Trump.
Trump tells members of the military and their families: "I will always have your back." pic.twitter.com/WEdiNMVQSf
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) July 4, 2017
Expressing his thanks for “the men, women, and families of the United States military,” Trump said, “At this moment your brothers and sisters in arms are posted around the globe fighting our enemies and standing watch to protect our nation. They are fighting for us. We are thanking them, praying for them and saluting them for their selfless sacrifice.”
“I pledge my unwavering support for you, for your families and your missions. I will always have your back.”
— Fox News (@FoxNews) July 5, 2017
After the speech, the White House hosted the military families for a picnic.
— Melania Trump 45 Archived (@FLOTUS45) July 4, 2017
July 4 picnic at White House features chicken, hotdogs, caprese salad, potato salad, corn on cob. (No beer.) Beach balls, hula hoops, music. pic.twitter.com/he1ahVlnR5
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) July 4, 2017
— Melania Trump 45 Archived (@FLOTUS45) July 5, 2017
And finally, an amazing rendition of the National Anthem before the president’s speech:
— Fox News (@FoxNews) July 4, 2017
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