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your love of country. stay safe this weekend, enjoy time with your family and friends. be sure to set your dvrs he never miss an episode of "hannity." "the ingraham angle" is next. raymond arroyo is up next. >> raymond: great job, happy fourth of july. i'm raymond arroyo in for laura ingraham tonight and this is "the ingraham angle." what a night. you're looking at live coverage of the iconic mount rushmore in south dakota, the backdrop for presidential address in moments. we are delighted you joined us for this independence celebration. for the first time in ten years, we are going to see a spectacular fireworks demonstration from mount rushmore. president trump arrived moments ago. we will bring you his speech live as it happens, but first we go to fox's jonathan hunt at mount rushmore on the scene. jonathan? what are you seeing? >> raymond, it has already been
and there are certainly no efforts at social distancing that we have seen. there is also politics in play, not just over masks and social distancing. we saw protests on the road approaching mount rushmore earlier today. they were anti-trump protester joined by members of the lakota sioux tribe who say that this land belongs to them and should be returned to them. the national guard met those protesters come around two dozen members of the national guard clashing with the protesters. pepper spray, we understand, was used at some point. we are in something of a security bubble here, raymond, so i can't tell you whether those clashes are ongoing on the road outside mount rushmore. it means little for the president waiting to arrive, ano deliver, by the way, what we believe will be a fiery speech. the president is going to say, as we understand it, that our nation is witnessing what he
calls a merciless campaign to wipe out our history, defame our heroes, and erase our values, and indoctrinate our children. and he will go on to say that these protesters attacking statues and monuments around the country will tear down the beliefs, culture, and identity that have made america the most vibrant and tolerant society in the history of the earth. so, a fiery speech from the president that we will hear in a short time, and then after that we look at the real fireworks over mount rushmore. it is going to be a very, very spectacular night. raymond? >> raymond: thank you for that, jonathan. we will check in with you later and of course we await the presidential remarks, but first, one nation indivisible? i want to get into this as we await the president's comments, this could not be more important. across the american culture
there are those determined to topple our shared history and highlight the most painful and difficult moments of our past in order to divide us. this mob, whether it antifa or black lives matter, disgruntled millennials escaping lockdowns or those accomplishing on the street what they couldn't at the ballot bey are all children of this man, howard zinn. he was a radical activist and political science professor with a soft spot for stalin. he authored a book "a people's history of the united states." it is essentially an irreverent manifesto of anti-american hate which details the american story as one founded in sin and mired with hate. to howard's income america is a wicked place that needs to come down. this book has been standard reading and universities for decades. now we have his successor, "the new york times" 1619 projects.
this is another revisionist american story of history, reportedly, that claims the country began when slavery came to our shores. forget those evil founding fathers who envisioned the republic and sacrificed to create it. those slaves are the true founders in the 1619 perception peered the founding fathers are to be despised. 1619 is now part of the curriculum in chicago, washington, d.c., and buffalo schools with more coming online every day. these are the radical ideas and warped histories that are slipped into the hearts of the young. it explains the random chaos, the destruction we've been witnessing in our streets. if you believe america is an evil place founded on sin, it's got to end. now everything is on the chopping block, even mount rushmore. >> we have to return the land, the stolen land, back to the indigenous people. mount rushmore is really a
national symbol, symbolism, a symbol of white supremacy. >> they have four white guys carved right into the wall, one of them being abraham lincoln, who still holds the record for chaining the most indigenous people in a single day. >> raymond: that tribesman is referring to the 1862 hanging of 38 sioux indians. the background as this, more than 300 sioux were found guilty of rating dominic >> raymond: lincoln, recognizing that, commuted the death sentences of all but 38 of those indians. given the times, given his sensitivity to the plight of the sioux, should lincoln's memory be canceled all these years and later? or should we wrestle with the complex history and learn from it and the feelings and the glories of that time, that
moment. and it's not just monuments, sports is the latest battleground in this cultural world. one of the last remaining neutral zones in american life, now corporate sponsors are pressuring the washington redskins to change their name. nike has pulled a redskins gear off their website, and the team announced today they are considering a name change. even though our 2016 "washington post" found that nine in ten native americans say they are not offended by the washington redskins name. the nfl is announcing that before the national anthem, get this, "lift every voice and sing," what they called the black national anthem, will be sung at every week one game. they're also deciding whether players will be allowed to wear the names of victims of police violence on their jersey. over at the nba, there are plans to paint the words "black lives matter" courtside, similar to what we've seen on the streets of d.c. at least one commentator, former
nfl all-pro merciless wily wasn't sold on the idea >> is a problem when you start to go down this road of freedom of expression, freedom of speech and how much social space is allowed for those who don't support in that same space. we know what identity politics does, it divides and it polarizes. i don't know how many people really look into the mission statement of black lives matter. being a father and a husband, that is my mission in life right now. how do i reconcile that, what i just told you, with this mission statement that says "we dismantle the patriarchal practice. we disrupt the western prescribed nuclear family structure requirement." i understand, respect your space, i respect what you're protesting for but will you respect others who don't support that same protest? >> raymond: freedom of thought, freedom of expression, the freedom to disagree, and our
history must be protected at all costs. america is not a collection of separatist movements. we are founded as one fractious, diverse but united people. the president's appearance at mount rushmore tonight is an important one. it couldn't come at a more important moment. it is at once a challenge to the lockdown mentality as well as a stand against the cancel culture, and those who seek to rip us apart over our differences. as we participate in this patriotic event tonight together, as one people, we face a choice as americans. we will either make a decision to be one nation under god, indivisible, or a nation driven by grievance, race, and resentment of our brothers and sisters. i hope we make the right choice this july 4th and embrace our better angels. joining me now is sara carter, fox news contributor and host of
the "sara carter show" palm coast. bill mcgurn, fox news contributor and former speechwriter for george w. bush, and victor davis hanson, hoover institution senior fellow. thank you all for being here. i want to start with you, sara carter, as we await president trump's arrival here at mount rushmore, what does the president have to accomplish here tonight in your opinion? >> unity. he needs to really bring the nation together, and he needs to deliver this fiery speech so that people understand that we are a nation built on fundamental principles, not of division, not of divisiveness, but of unity. a republic that is built on freedom, independence, and liberty. i mean, and equality. when we talk about this, raymond, when we kick about what's happened over the last month, when we think about the protests, when we think about the division, when we think about the angst of that so many people feel, all we have to do is look back at our history and say yes, of course, nobody is
perfect. no nation is perfect. every nation, every person is mired with something, but those fundamental principles, those fundamental principles that he will be talking about is what moves us forward. it's what made our nation so great, and it's what makes us a beacon of light for the rest of the world and it's why so many people have come here, have come here looking for that freedom and liberty. >> raymond: bill mcgurn, these protests and the writing seemed to question the very legitimacy of the american experiment. what is at stake this july 4th western mark >> they don't seem to question the legitimacy, they do question the legitimacy. a lot of this is just about disruption and offending people sensibilities, to ruin it for other people. the president has a fairly traditional understanding of patriotism, he likes military parades, he likes the fireworks, he likes all that stuff. i think the most important thing he does is just to not let
people keep them in a corner and show up. i don't hold much prospect for unity, no matter what he says, because at this point, it's so polarized. and part of the polarization is between people whom, as you mentioned between howard zinn and the 6019 project, they believe america -- not just founded with slavery as that is just a date, but corrupted. a secular version of the original sin, that we are still suffering. look at what -- everything is racist today. the white house is racist because helped build it. betsy ross and her flag is racist. everything is racist and a lot of people say, that is ridiculous, but it makes a certain perverse sense if you start from the premise like the 1619 project due, like we were conceived in sin and we are still affected by it. >> raymond: but it was clear, bill, there was a disconnect
between the founders. deep disagreements. i mean, john adams and thomas jefferson were on opposite sides of the slavery question, one deeply committed to the freedom of all people, the other, though intellectually agreeing to the concept, lived a very different life on his plantation at -- not mount vernon, monticello. victor, speak to the red-blue state division here. what's the historical precedent that you see? >> you know, this is july 4th and abraham lincoln in 1861, right when the civil war was unfolding, he called for unity but he knew that people -- >> raymond: i just want the audience to know, victor, president trump and melania trump taking the stage at the amphitheater here at mount vernon. greening the thousands assembled here at mount rushmore. i'm sorry about that. i keep defaulting to mount vernon, the other great
historical site. president trump, this is of course the moment that he relished. this was planned long before the protests, the pulling down of statues, all of this that we saw. this is the national anthem. will let you listen. the twilight's last gleaming ♪ ♪ whose broad stripes and bright stars ♪ ♪ through the perilous fight ♪ o'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming ♪ ♪ and the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air ♪ ♪ gave proof through the night that our flag was still there ♪ ♪ o say, does that star spangled banner yet wave ♪
♪ o'er the land of the free ♪ ♪ and the home of the brave [cheers and applause] >> raymond: as bill mcgurn was saying, the president loves and relishes, we saw the joy on his face as the flyover happened above mount rushmore, and for anyone who didn't hear, this is such a stunning place. it looks like a postcard come to life before you, and you see this crowd and the president obviously enjoying this moment, which is both, i think he's trying to reinforce the history,
the glory, the majesty of america while bringing americans together around our shared history. victor david hanson, i cut you off, i'm sorry, earlier. you were talking about the red state-blue state divide in this historical president. continue. >> in 1861, lincoln gave a gave a fourth of july letter and addressed congress and it was divisive, much more divisive than it is now. he wanted unity and it's very hard to have unity when a small proportion of the states don't want unity. so what lincoln did as he said basically, i have bent over backwards, i'm going to protect federal property. i don't want you to do what you're doing, when he addressed the people who were against unity in the union, but he reassured the others that he was going to be firm. i think donald trump has got to say, we have 244 links in this chain, years. in our generation is not going to be the first want to break it, i'm sorry. people died in okinawa.
they died at gettysburg. we have an obligation to them to carry on that spirit, and i'm not going to preside over the first generation that says we are going to tear down statues, we are going to rename on the demands of the mob, canceled people's lives out with mccarthy tactics. he can be unifying but he has to be unifying by restoration and saying, we are a great nation. just as lincoln did come he warned the confederacy. i want to be part of you but if you don't want to be part of me, it's not a very wise decision on your part because we have blue state mayors and governors who deliberately do not enforce the law. we have corporate ceos, we have retired generals, we have university presidents who know better. but either out of weakness or timidity or fear, they are allowing people to change our customs, our traditions, our icons, and our reverence. and somebody has to say, we are not going to do that. we don't want to offend you, we don't want to go to war with
you, but we are not going to let you, and minority, dictate to a majority that is trying to keep all wonderful nation, the only multiracial democracy that has ever worked in the last 244 years. >> raymond: i want to share this with you all. a sioux tribe leader, julian bear runner, says the president doesn't have permission from mount rushmore is original, sovereign owners to be here tonight. listen. >> i sent out a letter today to mr. trump advising him and stating reasons why he is not permitted to enter the treaty territory at this time. it's very hard to remain diplomatic in times like this due to the lack of confrontation. not just a threat to my people but it's a threat to the land and a threat to mankind in general, to human life. >> raymond: bill, your reaction to that. >> look, we have a lot of disputed claims and history. are we supposed to give manhattan back? i think there's a lot of
different ways to work out a combination, but i think it's wrong to just go through history and try to read correct defense of hundreds of years ago, or decades ago. i think this just leads to bad will between americans. and i think, look, i think a lot of this is just people, again, just want to disrupt and make it unpleasant for other people. i don't think there's any higher goal in a lot of ways. does anyone believe -- mount rushmore is going to be taken down customer may be in ten years, would believe what i'm seeing now. i don't think anyone wants that to happen. >> raymond: it certainly what is being called for in this is part of what is hastening this tear down culture, cnn today is framing this event in front of mount rushmore as racist. watch. >> kicking off the
independence day weekend, president trump will be at mount rushmore where he will be standing in front of a monument of two slave owners on land wrestled away from native americans, and he will be focused on the effort to "tear down our country's history." >> raymond: is that what you see when you look at mount rushmore? do you think that is what most americans see when they watch this event? >> oh, no, oh, no. most americans don't see that at all. auntie and i didn't say that when bernie sanders visited mount rushmore or obama. you didn't sa see them saying t. it's the same thing about hydroxychloroquine. cnn now writes a story, oh, there is a study and they found out that it is helping people who were sick. so they tried to bury that early this morning. this all has to do with president trump and targeting president trump but i want to make a point here and i want to go off of what victor david
hanson said earlier and i think it's very important that although he is fighting for unity he's also going to lay down the law. it's also about every american. this is about a minority group of people that are trying to cancel america, but it's up to the silent majority to stand up and say no, we are going to stand alongside our president, we are going to stand alongside our government and we are going to speak out but we are not going to cancel our great nation. we are going to get better, we're going to learn from our past, and we are going to move forward. if president trump can deliver that speech tonight, that fiery speech, and bring people together and really show people, because americans are smart. they are not going to fall for this. this is going to last only so long in the american people are going to pull together like they always have. in world war ii, in world war i, when we were hit on september 11th, what happened to that unity and what happened to us? >> raymond: thank you for that peer panel, stay with me.
you are watching live coverage of president trump at mount rushmore. mary hart, who is the mc. you will remember her from entertainment tonight. she is speaking now. we will dip in and let you listen to her a little bit. >> dusty johnson seated over here. congressman jason smith. congressman mark wayne mullen, as well as congressman adrian smith. welcome to you all. it is so incredibly great to be back in my home state of south dakota. and it started simply a few weeks ago. it was a test. isn't that the way all of our important events occur in our lives these days? did you get my voice mail, mary? christy, texted back. now, when did you leave it? next second, the phone rings. it's the governor saying, mary,
i have a favor to ask of you. would you consider -- and when she explained this glorious night in the plans, i said, are you kidding? i would be so honored, so happy. and let me just tell you that i am incredibly proud to have all of you, who are first-timers here, and i know there are people from all over the country visiting, because i've talked to a few of you today, and we are so happy, whether it's new hampshire or delaware, where ever you came from, you had a track. but i know you're happy to be in this great state. i have a long association with mount rushmore and it's making me mad that those guys up there aren't paging, because -- yeah. as a young kid i was here with my family, and then, as miss south dakota. [cheers and applause] thank you. you know what, i woke up at 3:00 a.m. about a week and a half ago and i went, do i dare mention that?
but yes, because it's important to me. i'm so proud of this state and the values i was raised with here in south dakota. but i was here as smith south dakota in 1970 -- >> raymond: we will continue monitoring this wonderful event, patriotic display, fireworks coming and of course, rhetorical fireworks coming from the president of the united states speaking to the crisis at hand in the country in the attack on american history. on this eve of independence day i have some news, "the new york times" reports as many as 80% of community fireworks displays in large cities and small rural towns have been canceled this year over fear that they will create a social distancing nightmare, all do to covid for years. but not all fireworks displays have been canceled. my next guest is the power rotation behind tonight's show at mount rushmore. and for 36 years, he has done this in a row, he will produce
the macy's fireworks spectacular in new york city tomorrow night. joining me now from mount rushmore is james sousa, owner of pyro spectacular. take us behind-the-scenes tonight. how big an undertaking is this event and how did you and your crew prepare for this? >> first, i'm just really proud to be here tonight to light the candle on america's birthday cake and kick it off here at beautiful mount rushmore. my crew, my family, i'm a fifth generation fireworks family. we've been working on this show for months. we have 20 people working on this, we have a ton of explosives, 10,000 pounds of equipment that we had to rig and get it up on top of the mountain. it's going to be a wonderful show here, it's going to last 1. it's called "the spirit of america." >> raymond: i love it. this is the first time where stomach we are seeing fireworks in a decade at mount rushmore.
across the media they've been talking about the danger of these fireworks tonight. watch. >> you've got to worry about fires and i gather it's been a pretty dry area. speak at the susceptibility of that area around mount rushmore to wildfires, to flammables. >> take into account the possibility of a forest fire appeared >> to launch fireworks over a dry fuel bed with high temperatures, you have a potential for a large fire. >> raymond: former fire management officers say you're fireworks, james, near this dry forest present a fire hazard. how are you ensuring that it doesn't come and are you concerned at all? >> well, i'm always concerned but i also take great precautions, and that is why i hired us to do this. we've taken great precautions. the fireworks we are going to see tonight are going to be launched from seven different locations on the ridge, down the canyon, behind george washington. all of these products are designed specifically for this
location. they have either no debris or low debris. we've done a lot of testing to eliminate fallout, to be environmentally safe. and this is wonderful. >> raymond: excellent beer james sousa, thank you so much for being here. we cannot wait to see this display in moments, and you all stay there. those fireworks are going to be amazing. speaking of fireworks, the media's covid fearmongering has blown up over the last week. after defending mass protests, they are now claiming tonight, the mount rushmore event could be a super-spreader. >> here we are in the middle of a brutal pandemic, and the president is encouraging a large gathering. >> major concerns about donald trump plowing ahead with another in person event that will break his own administration's guidelines. >> people will be crowding together. that is unsafe. people will be breathing close to each other. that is unsafe. >> raymond: joining me now is dr. janette nesheiwat, who
specializes in family and emergency medicine, and sr. managing editor of fox news health. both are fox news contributor's. doctor, given no requirement tonight for social distancing at mount rushmore and optional masks, is this event safe? >> i think this is a lot safer because it's outdoors and that makes a huge difference. i can tell you, raymond, firsthand, being a physician on the front lines here in new york city, taking care of coronavirus patients, three or four, month ago a majority of my patients had to run a virus, but little bit, i had lots of protesters here in new york city, lots of george floyd protesters, thousands of them. they were out in the streets for two to three weeks and i was expecting to see an uptick in the number of cases. i did not. i did not see an uptick in covid patients because of the protests here in new york. what i did see was a lot of trauma patients.
abrasions, fractures, those sorts of things. but we did not see an uptick in cases and i think it's because number one, it's outdoors. number two, there's a recent study that just came out that shows about 34 minutes of sunlight deactivated the virus. on top of that, maybe the wind, the elements played a role as well. some people did try to practice physical and social distancing and some people did wear masks, so all of this together probably played a role in why we didn't see an uptick. >> raymond: dr. manny, there were optional masks here at mount rushmore tonight. people -- lots of hand washing stations. is that sufficient to ensure public health in your opinion? >> let me tell you, this is a great night for america. i think this event is really needed and showcases the unity that the president wants to bring. as far safety is concerned, the american public is responsible, and the people that are going to that event know perfectly well
what the president means about responsibility. and i'm sure that, despite the fact that you may see pictures where they may not be wearing masks or being 6 feet apart, people are taking precautions. they understand, there are americans, they understand their responsibility and they want to be safe themselves. and that is the message of freedom, which is what the president is showcasing today. you know, people taking statues -- absolutely, the number of covid cases in south dakota is very minimal. hospitalizations are really not that large. so, they don't have a problem in south dakota and that is why i feel that breathing the american air, having american responsibility, which is what the president is trying to do is the perfect tone to celebrate the freedom of america, which is very important for everybody to
remember. >> raymond: dr. manny, dr. jeanette, thank you so much. i want to go live to the event. as the doctor was saying, this is a celebration of america. we are going to cut away just for a moment and let you listen and to governor christie no. listen. >> hunting and fishing on public lands. he also has legal policy and administrative experience. he served nearly a decade and senior level positions at the department including as solicitor and deputy solicitor. under his leadership, the interior department has expanded access to public land. they've advanced american energy independence, strengthened the departmental ethics program and also given to relief since the beginning of the trump a administration. we also honored to have his wife jenna with us as well as his daughter katie. ladies and gentlemen, would you please join me in welcoming the
united states secretary of the interior david bernhardt. >> raymond: and we will continue to monitor this event, anticipating the president's comments, which i read some excerpts, you want to stay around for this. some incredible comments from the president that really speak to this moment. americans in california are declaring their own independence this july 4th against these onerous covid restrictions. we go live now to the independence day autonomous zone in california. the president straight ahead, so stay with us. we're going to get to that in a moment. you see the autonomous zone there. we are going to take you live and talk to the man whose organized it. and we are going 1,000 miles now to southwest venice beach california, city known for its conservative bent. my next guest is using the left's own tactics against them and creating an independence day autonomous zone right on the beach. joining me now is an author,
filmmaker, and organizer of this autonomous zone. okay, that beach behind he was closed, so what's the purpose of this zone you've created and why are you willing to get arrested for it? >> well, it's because the mayor close to the beach, the governor closed the beach, and two weeks ago they were out encouraging everyone to go out on black lives matter protests. they were standing in these protests, eric garcetti, the mayor of new york, was never off his knee, standing for this, standing for that. no mask. and now they tell us we can't go on the beach? this is hypocrisy. so, i decided the way to get around this is to clear this and autonomous zone because that's cool now, because you're really cool. actually, your immune from covid if you're not autonomous zone, so i declared this independence day autonomous zone to the people of venice, the people of los angeles could enjoy the beach.
>> raymond: okay, here is the mayor on the protests that aren't spreading any covid at all, watch. >> i'm glad that we are able to come all day long, have protests in a peaceful and safe way. like so many others were peacefully protesting, we need to hear those voices. >> raymond: phelim, do you expect your voice, your protest to be treated in the same way? >> no, no, of course not. it's one rule for the elites, the mayor and his friends and his cronies, and another rule for the rest of us. this is 25 miles of beaches here. people socially distance on a beach. who wants to sympathize with people on a beach? will also always sit 6 feet from people on the beach. but he's on his knees, he cries, talks to people, he's in a crowd, it's one rule for these elites, one rule for the mayor and one rule for the black lives matter people but not for me.
>> raymond: welcome back to fox news live coverage of the president at mount rushmore. governor kristi noem of south dakota now talking about efforts for those who would like to see mount rushmore taken down. listen. [cheers and applause] >> against all odds and incredible struggle, we can find examples of perseverance, dedication, and commitment to certain fundamental truths. these men did not stage a revolt against the kingdom of great britain for personal gain or for personal power. they did it because they knew they had to in order to defend their right to live, work, and
worship as they saw fit. following the british defeat, we could've had a king, but inste instead, we had a man who walked away from his position as commander-in-chief, and then he also walked away from the presidency. these examples, like so many others, rarely make the cut when looking back on their lives, but they undoubtedly serve as an illustration of all that americans should emulate. >> raymond: kristi noem, the governor of south dakota, talking about george washington, who walked away from the presidency despite his great popularity. one of the men remembered their amount rushmore. we are awaiting president trump's comments. we will bring you those in moments. now it's time for are seen and unseen segment where we expose the big cultural stories of the week. joining me now, legendary actor and singer robert w. robert, the president is going to be standing up for american history amount rushmore but you
feel his party in the general republic of the so-called silent majority, have been too silent. why? >> i call them now the spineless majority and they are not spineless but they are either frightened or they're quiet. i don't think they've been able to galvanize. i hope tonight he galvanizes the nation. i think one of the most important films in the last 25 is the movie called "network" where peter finch that imad is hell and i'm not going to take it anymore. and he exposes exactly what the left is doing to america today. we are not framing -- one thing, raymond. mount rushmore, just so you know, i want ladies and gentlemen to know, and italian is responsible for a lot of the sculpting's on that. italians during that era were considered lower and dirtier by "the new york times." he got understand, the attack on the culture, the marxist cultural revolution has not been
framed correctly. why is no one in new york not demanding de blasio step down? is there no one in new york who understands what happens right now? yes, black lives matter, yes, we understand there are problems the police, but you just had this long protester, poor guy in venice, california, with the ocean behind him. the reason nobody's going to cover that is because no one is there. when they jumped on the santa monica statues for saint monica, the christmas statues, i held candlelight vigil. myself and adam baldwin are the only two actors who showed up here no one else showed up. i read about this ten years ago, 15 years ago, wrote an article in 2015 when mount mckinley was renamed by president obama. mckinley was an abolitionist! he was against slavery before lincoln and he was assassinated and they renamed it. people should read that article
from 2015 because i prophesied as to what was going to happen. and we are weak out there. come on, people. get together behind this president. the g.o.p. stinks. i blame the g.o.p., no one speaks up speaks up. >> raymond: okay. you are certainly speaking up tonight, and i think the president is going to speak up in a moment and sometimes people need that leadership. before i let you go, give us your sentence on why these images are so important, why this statue, the images of the founders are so important. some people say that just statues come you take them down you put something else or purity with a what what to that idea? >> i say you're a racing history. at the beginning of the culture, they did this in russia. they've done this in every marxist society. mao, come on, communist china. to get rid of the symbols, you get rid of america.
it's the beginning of it. that's what i said in the mount mckinley thing. i said, it's the beginning. a racing history -- >> raymond: i'm sorry to cut you, i'm up against a hard break. thank you for your time tonight. happy july 4th. mount rushmore independence day celebration continues in a moment. the president's speech is next. stay there. >> especially those of us were on the political front lines -- 49... 50!
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>> raymond: i'm raymond arroyo, this is fox news live coverage of the president at mount rushmore. he will be speaking in moments. we will bring you that live, and in fact, he's stepping to the podium now. president donald trump and his remarks from mount rushmore. given the guidance we've been handed, it appears the president is going to address the cancel culture, the taking down of
statues, and american history. ♪ from the lakes of minnesota ♪ to the hills of tennessee ♪ across the plains of texas ♪ from sea to shining sea ♪ from detroit down to houston ♪ and new york to l.a. ♪ the pride in every american heart ♪ ♪ ♪ i'm proud to be an american >> raymond: this is fox news live coverage, president trump at mount rushmore, an event planned long before the statues coming down, icons we've seen of the last few weeks, but he's going to use this moment to reinforce america's heritage,
the traditions he feels are in peril and this is a real predecorum given the advanced exhibits we've seen and president trump speaking to the nation and the 7,000 plus people gathered. of course, you see the founding fathers and a few others there, jefferson, washington, roosevelt, and he will invoke them and speak to this moment tying july 4th and the independent spirit, to the need to preserve our history and the statues and monuments to capture the man commemorate them. sounds like lee greenwood's introduction is drawing to a close. >> president trump: welcome and thank you very much two people at home,
secretary bernhardt. very much appreciate it, members of country, distinguished guests had a very special hello to south dakota. [cheers and applause] has we began this fourth of july weekend, the first lady and i wish each and every one of you a very, very happy independence day my thank you. [cheers and applause] let us show our appreciation to the south dakota army and air national guard and the u.s. air force for inspiring us with that magnificent display of american airpower. [cheers and applause] and of course, our gratitude as always to the legendary and very talented blue angels. thank you very much. [cheers and applause] let us also send our deepest thanks to the wonderful veterans, law enforcement,
first responders and the doctors, nurses and scientists working tirelessly t tirelesslyo kill the virus. they are working hard. [cheers and applause] i want to think them very, very much. we are grateful as well to the states congressional delegation. senator john thune, john, thank you very much. senator mike brown, thank you, mike. and dusty johnson, congressman, all right, dusty, thank you. and all others with us tonight from congress, thank you very much for coming. we appreciate it. there could be no better place to celebrate america's independence then to lead this magnificent, incredible, majestic mountain monument to the greatest americans who have ever lived. today we pay tribute to the exceptional lives of the
extraordinary legacies of george washington, thomas jefferson, abraham lincoln, and teddy roosevelt. [cheers and applause] i am here is your president to proclaim before the country and before the world this monument will never be desecrated. these heroes will never be -- [cheers and applause] >> thayer legacy will never, ever be destroyed. they were achievements will never be forgotten, and mount rushmore will stand forever as an eternal tribute to our forefathers and to our freedoms. [cheers and applause] [chanting usa]
we gathered tonight to herald the most and important day in the history of nations. july 4, 1776. at those words every american heart should swell with pride. every american family should share with delight, and every american patriot should be filled with joy. because each of you lives in the most magnificent country in the history of the world, and it will soon be greater than ever before. [cheers and applause] our founders launched not only a revolution in government, but a revolution in the pursuit of justice, equality, liberty, and prosperity. no nation has done more to
advance the human condition than the united states of america. and no people have done more to promote human progress than the citizens of our great nation. [cheers and applause] it was all made possible by the courage of 56 patriots who gathered in philadelphia. 244 years ago and signed the declaration of independence. [cheers and applause] they enshrined a divine truth that changed the world forever when they said "all men are created equal." these immortal words set in motion the unstoppable march of freedom. our founders boldly declared we are all endowed with the same divine rights given us by our
creator in heaven. and that which god has given us, we will allow no one ever to take away ever. [cheers and applause] 1776 represented the culmination of thousands of years of western civilization and the triumph of not only spirit, but of wisdom, philosophy, and reason. and yet, as we meet here tonight, there is a growing danger that threatens every blessing. our ancestors fought so hard for, struggled, they bled, and the nation is witnessing a merciless campaign to wipe out the history. and they heroes, erase our
values and indoctrinate our children. [boos] angry mobs are trying to tear down statues of our founders to face the most sacred memorial and unleashed a wave of violent crime in our cities. many of these people have no idea why they are doing this, but some know exactly what they are doing. they think the american people are weak and soft and submissi submissive. but no, the american people are strong and proud, and they will not allow our country and all of its values, history, and culture to be taken from them. [cheers and applause]
[chanting usa] [applause] one of their political weapons is cancel culture draping people from their jobs, shaming dissenters and deman demanding l submission to anyone who disagrees. this is the very definition of totalitarianism. and it is completely into our culture and our values. and it has absolutely no place in the united states of america. [cheers and applause]
this attack on our liberty, our magnificent liberty must be stopped, and it will be stopped very quickly. [cheers and applause] we will expose this dangerous movement, protect our nation's children, and this radical assault, and preserve our beloved american way of life. in our schools, our newsrooms, even our corporate court rooms, there is a new far left fascism that demands absolute allegiance if you do not speak its language and perform its rituals, recite and follow its commandments. then you will be censored, banished, blacklisted, persecuted, and punished. not going to happen to us. [cheers and applause] make no mistake, this left-wing
cultural revolution is designed to overthrow the american revolution. and in so doing, they would destroy the very civilization that rescued billions from poverty, disease, hunger and lifted humanity to new heights of achievement, discovery and progress. to make this possible, they are determined to tear down every statue, symbol, and memory of our national heritage. [cheers and applause] that is very true, actually. that is why i am deploying federal law enforcement to protect our monuments, arrest