World’s tallest tower in Dubai glows red, white and blue while U.S. media snubs ‘Salute to America’


Independence Day in America was celebrated as far away as Dubai, which shows the impact the United States has had on people around the world.

The United Arab Emirates lit up the tallest skyscraper in the world, the Burj Khalifa, with a star spangled banner in tribute to the 4th of July holiday.

UAE leaders offered their congratulations to President Donald Trump in honor of the occasion, The National reported.

The Middle East-based news source noted that UAE President Sheikh Khalifa, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, and Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, sent messages of support to the United States.

Meanwhile, here at home, the toxic resistance to all things Trump hung over the day like a dark cloud.

With President Trump delivering an inspirational speech on unity and freedom from the step of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., major networks refused to air the event.

The “Salute to America” celebration marked Independence Day and honored the U.S. military, and despite all the media nay-sayers, Trump did not politicize his remarks or make it about himself.

Yet, ABC, NBC and CBS announced they would not cover the celebration, according to The Blaze — the networks offered live footage on their online and streaming platforms.

CNN aired the event, but trolled the president as he was speaking, with former Obama administration official John Kirby denouncing Trump’s tribute to the Armed Forces as “fairly eighth grade history on the military.”

The network opting to feature this over the president praising the Air Force and Navy.

This all happening as Nike banned the Betsy Ross flag on a sneaker that was planned to celebrate the 4th of July.

The despicable acting being the result of former NFL player and radical leftist Colin Kaepernick complaining to the company about selling a shoe that depicts an image he and others consider offensive.

This coming after nearly three years of the media insisting Kaepernick’s protest of the national anthem when he was playing was not about the America flag, Nike’s decision just proved that was a lie and it was always about the American flag.

Kaepernick himself tried to rain on Independence Day when he tweeted a video that cherry-picked remarks from abolitionist Frederick Douglass — made well before the Civil War — to trash America.

But Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, called out the embarrassing attempt, exposing the failed NFL player for missing the “context” of the words spoken by Douglass and misleading others.

As for the Burj Khalifa, displaying images on the building is a daily occurrence, given the impressive LED abilities.

The United Arab Emirates reportedly displayed the Indian flag during a visit by India Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and the United Kingdom flag was projected following the Manchester terror attack.

Tom Tillison


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