Far-left Antifa and Black Lives Matters activists stomped and danced on the United States flag Saturday as part of a Fourth of July protest in front of the White House in Washington, D.C.
“This flag has hurt so many of us, so come step on this flag,” one of the activists is heard, encouraging protesters to join in denigrating the flag, according to the video. “Get [this flag] dirty, that what this flag is, it’s dirty, it represents filth, greed, crime.”
Later in the afternoon, another group burned an American flag outside of the White House while chanting “America was never great!”
They then left the park and got into a fight with Trump supporters at the Washington Monument. People fought over a pole that had a “don’t tread on me” flag, a Trump flag, and an American flag on it.
The protesters screamed at police when they tried to come break up the fight, and they also got into a screaming match with Trump supporters.
The protest was one of several held across the country by Antifa, BLM, and other far-left groups. Officially, the activists claim the demonstrations are meant to destroy American symbols of racism.
President Trump on this same day, delivered a speech that captured everything that makes America great, calling it the most exceptional and virtuous nation in the history of the world.
“Two-hundred and forty four years ago in Philadelphia, 56 signers of our Declaration of Independence pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor to boldly proclaim this eternal truth, that we are all made equal by God,” the president said to the crowd.
“Thanks to the courage of those patriots on July 4th, 1776, the American Republic stands today as the greatest, most exceptional and most virtuous nation in the history of the world,” he stated.
The president continued celebrating America while Democrats across the country pray for its downfall.
“American heroes defeated the Nazis, dethroned the fascists, toppled the communists, saved American values, upheld American principles, and chased down the terrorists to the very ends of the earth. We are now in the process of defeating the radical left, the Marxists, the anarchists, the agitators, the looters, and people who, in many instances, have absolutely no clue what they are doing.”
“This is the untamed spirit that built this glorious nation and this is the spirit that burns brightly within the soul of every American patriot,” he said, adding citizens would never allow an angry mob to erase the nation’s history or trample on their freedoms.
“We will safeguard our values, traditions, customs, and beliefs. We will teach our children to cherish and adore their country so that they can build its future.”
“Throughout history, there were those who wanted to lie about the past to gain power in the present, he went on to say,” the president said.
“Those that are lying about our history, those who want us to be ashamed of who we are are not interested in justice or in healing. Their goal is demolition.”
President Trump continued saying, “We will not throw away our heroes. We will honor them and we will prove worthy of their sacrifice. These are great heroes. Let me also say a word to those in the media, who falsely and consistently label their opponents as racists, who condemn patriotic citizens, who offer a clear and truthful defense of American unity.”
“That’s what our people are doing. We want a clear and faithful defense of American history and we want unity. When you level these false charges, you not only slander me, you not only slander the American people, but you slander generations of heroes who gave their lives for America.”
“The more you lie, the more you slander, the more you try to demean and divide, the more we will work hard to tell the truth, and we will win,” President Trump said.
“The more you lie and demean and collude, the more credibility you lose. We want to bring the country together, and a free and open media will make this task a very easy one. Our country will be united after all.”
President Trump then wished Americans a happy Fourth of July and said next year would be one of the greatest the nation had ever seen.
“God bless you. God bless our heroes. God bless America,” he concluded.