President Trump has lashed out against critics who slammed his July the Fourth speech.
"As we gather this evening in the joy of freedom, we remember that all share a truly extraordinary heritage.
"Together, we are part of one of the greatest stories ever told, the story of America. It is the epic tale of a great nation, whose people have risked everything for what they know is right, and what they know is true.
"It is the chronicle of brave citizens who never give up on the dream of a better and brighter future. And it is the saga of 13 separate colonies that united to form the most just and virtuous republic ever conceived," Trump continued.
He added: "On this day 243 years ago, our founding fathers pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor to declare independence and defend our God-given rights."
President Donald Trump said, "our nation is stronger than it ever was before," in his speech at the Lincoln Memorial during his overblown 'Salute to America' event.
While it seems that Trump is living in a false reality, his speech was well-constructed and even offered glimmers of hope to the American's whose support of Trump is hanging on by a thread.
Despite the military parade and celebratory fireworks, much of the public find it hard to shake the images from their minds of the thousands of migrant children caged up in sub-par detention centers across the country which are so bad, they have been compared to the concentration camps used by the Nazi's during the Holocaust.
This is America.