U.S. President Donald J. Trump flew into the Black Hills, South Dakota on Friday evening to kick off a weekend celebration of America’s Independence.
The speech came as Trump completed his first campaign rally and as he was trying to instill confidence in the American people that he was still the same, stoic, strong, patriotic American-born President that got him elected in 2016 and that he is still fighting for America to restore our country’s values.
The event was somewhat of a celebration of independence, somewhat of a campaign rally, while also being a State of the Union-style speech, complete with a glimpse into Trump’s agenda going into a potential second term.
Trump alluded to the fact that he will continue to drain the swamp and rid Washington of the evil that remains, hold those accountable that wish to destroy American values and unify the country in the spirit on which it was founded, under God, with Liberty and Justice for all.
President Trump made a dramatic and patriotic entrance by having Air Force One do a flyover above Mt. Rushmore to the roar of the crowd pouring into the venue in droves to witness the historic event.
Soon afterward, the President’s security detail helicopter landed followed by POTUS’ own helicopter and they wound their way to the stage.
The Blue Angels flew by in formation as well during the opening ceremony.
Emcee Mary Hart, the former Entertainment Tonight host and Miss South Dakota 1970, introduced Governor Kristi Noem, who became popular for her no-nonsense approach against the heart of the violent protests and corruption of American values under the agenda of political gain.
While the rest of the country was busy stifling citizens’ rights and pushing the envelope by allowing protests to become violent without consequences, Noem, along with President Trump has stood strong and resisted bowing to the minority mob attempting to destroy America from within.
Governor Noem gave a dramatic and patriotic speech about the values of America one would expect from someone born and raised in America’s heartland just prior to introducing President Trump.
Trump then took the stage to Lee Greenwood’s anthem, God Bless the USA to which the crowd cheered with enthusiasm.
He thanked the audience, first responders, the South Dakota Army & Air National Guard and the U.S. Air Force for the “magnificent display of American air power” and to the “Legendary and very talented Blue Angels.”
President Trump then went on to point out the significance of celebrating America’s independence underneath the monuments of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt and declared that ‘this monument will never be desecrated. These heroes will never be defaced. Their legacy will never, ever be destroyed. Their achievements will never be forgotten. And Mt. Rushmore will stand forever as an eternal tribute to our forefathers and our freedom.”
To which the crowd erupted with applause, chanting “USA, USA, USA!”
Trump reviewed the history of the birth of America mentioning the 56 men who sat down to write the Declaration of Independence.
He stated the year 1776 in a direct attempt to ensure the audience that this important date will not be altered as the beginning of our country’s history in spite of the recent attempts to change the history, values and culture of America.
Trump said, “There is a growing danger that threatens every blessing our ancestors fought so hard for, struggled, they bled to secure. Our nation is witnessing a merciless campaign to wipe out our history. Defame our heroes, erase our values and indoctrinate our children.”
Some members of the crowd agreed with the President as they booed at his mention of this rising subculture minority movement.
Trump continued, “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. Many of these people have no idea why they’re doing this. But some know exactly what they’re doing. 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 it’s values, history and culture to be taken from them.”
The crowd again went wild with applause in approval of Trump’s patriotic, campaign-worthy themed message and once again chanted, “USA, USA, USA!”.
President Trump then spoke about the ‘cancel culture’ movement and the shaming of anyone who disagrees with the ‘Totalitarianism’ agenda of the extreme left. He mentioned the ‘fascist’ agenda of the left is trying to erase our history, achievements and heritage and how he and his administration were going to ensure that never happens.
In fact, a member of the audience yelled out, “not on my watch!” and Trump smiled, pointed in the audience members direction and quipped, “True. That’s very true actually!”
Again, the crowd approved accordingly.
Trump then continued that he is going “to deploy Federal law enforcement officers to protect our monuments, arrest the rioters and prosecute offenders to the fullest extent of the law.”
This statement earned Trump a standing ovation and a chant of “Four more years!” from the audience.
Trump then reviewed a brief history of each of the four U.S. Presidents on the Mt Rushmore memorial.
Trump mentioned how the Social Justice movement is actually a disguise for injustice and division and how the radical left want to “silence us, but we won’t be silenced”
The moment Trump mentioned the border wall and securing the border, the crowd went into a frenzy, showing his base recognizes the importance of border security and protecting American citizens as a priority.
Trump made sure to clarify that America’s principles include tolerance and “equal opportunity and justice for all Americans regardless of race, background, religion and creed.” Every child of every color, born and unborn is made in the holy image of God.”
He followed that up with his promise to protect the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms and vowed never to allow the defunding of police and respecting our U.S. flag.
Trump declared “We will not be intimidated by bad, evil people. It will not happen!”
Trump declared the inauguration of a new monument for the National Garden of American Heroes, which will be an outdoor park featuring the statutes of the “Greatest American heroes that ever lived.”
President Trump concluded his speech by thanking everyone in attendance and declaring that “The best is yet to come.” He continued. “God Bless yourselves, your families, our great military and God Bless America!”
The crowd erupted in a patriotic frenzy of approval before the evening culminated with a spectacular fireworks display, complete with patriotic voiceover narration and music.