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Texas sees highest number of coronavirus cases recorded since start of pandemic

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Texas on Saturday reported its largest daily rise in confirmed coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic — 8,258 — following a facial mask mandate from Gov. Greg Abbott in an effort to slow the uptick in cases.

Texas health officials said the state’s total number of confirmed cases is now up to 191,790, The Associated Press reported.

In addition, there were reportedly 33 additional deaths linked to COVID-19, which brings the statewide death toll up to 2,608, officials said. Hospitalizations remained somewhat steady at 7,890.

“COVID-19 is not going away, in fact, it’s getting worse. Now more than ever, action by everyone is needed until treatments are available for COVID-19,” Abbott said in a video released by his office. “We must do more to slow the spread without locking Texas back down.”

ASTRONAUT DOUG HURLEY TWEETS PIC OF AMERICAN FLAG FROM INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION

Anyone found to be non-compliant with Abbott’s face mask order could be subject to a $250 fine, Fox 4 reported.

First-time violators can expect a verbal or written warning from authorities. If someone violates the mandate a second time, they can be fined, but no one will be arrested or jailed for not wearing a mask.

The governor’s order also gives local officials the power to restrict certain outdoor gatherings that exceed 10 people.

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Despite criticism over rising case numbers, President Trump has argued that as testing expands, so, too, will the number of positive results — with most patients recovering or remaining asymptomatic.

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Trump wants to give Americans ‘a worthy show’ for Independence Day in ‘Salute to America’

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President Trump, who has railed against the “cancel culture,” refused to let the coronavirus pandemic close down a grand Fourth of July celebration in Washington, despite objections from local officials over rising infection rates.

Four flyovers over East Coast cities, a D.C. military air show, music and fireworks are all on tap for the “Salute to America” celebration to honor America’s 244th birthday Saturday. Trump is expected to speak at 7 p.m. from the White House lawn.

TRUMP GIVES OPTIMISTIC INDEPENDENCE DAY MESSAGE, SAYS US IS ‘COMING BACK’ AFTER ‘TERRIBLE PLAGUE FROM CHINA

Trump will give patriotic remarks that celebrate America’s founding and the triumphs of American history. He’ll honor the military and inspire people to love their country by evoking its greatest virtues, heroes and accomplishments, according to a White House aide briefing on the president’s speech.

“He is appealing to the very best in the American character, which is a logical extension of last night’s speech. The Salute to America is one of the best things President Trump does,” the aide told Fox News. “He wants to give Americans a worthy show on the Fourth of July — and today’s event will be even more grand than last year’s in terms of the number of flyovers!”

Trump already kicked off the Independence Day weekend with a defiant speech at Mount Rushmore Friday where he stood up to the “cancel culture” of racial justice activists and those who are trying to wipe out American history, tear down statues and defame heroes.

Just hours before his White House address Saturday, Trump retweeted a post from a conservative author pointing out the hypocrisy from the “PC Coronavirus Police” that protesting America is safe, but celebrating America is unsafe.

Trump seeks to make a sharp contrast to presumptive White House opponent Joe Biden, who put out an Independence Day message saying America has never lived up to the founding idea of equality — evoking slavery and George Floyd’s death — and called on the country to address “systemic racism.” The Trump aide called Biden’s message to Americans on the Fourth of July “truly shocking.”

BIDEN CALLS FOR AMERICA TO TACKLE ‘SYSTEMIC RACISM’ IN 4TH OF JULY MESSAGE

“Biden opens by saying that America has ‘NEVER lived up to’ our ideals, then goes on to denigrate Thomas Jefferson, evoke a series of the very worst moments of our history, accuse the country of systemic racism, cast us as a bad people whose conscience is ‘gnawed at’ by principles he says we have ‘never’  embodied, and then go on to say ‘American history is no fairy tale,’ and suggest that only by voting for him can America redeem itself from this terrible story,” the Trump aide said.

HOW FOURTH OF JULY IN 2020 WILL BE UNLIKE ANY OTHER: NO BEACH, NO BOOZE, NO BBQ

As the coronavirus is far from contained — with more than 50,000 new cases daily — public health officials have warned against large-scale gatherings and cities have minimized celebrations by canceling fireworks, closing beaches and even banning spectators at Nathan’s Famous July Fourth hot dog-eating contest.

COVID-19 cases have grown at a rate not experienced even during the deadliest phase of the pandemic in the spring, with Florida health officials recording another record-breaking day.

District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser raised objections about the fireworks celebration at the nation’s capital, but noted she doesn’t control the federal land. She warned the federal government about the dangers of such a large crowd and told her constituents: “Just because someone invites you to a party doesn’t mean you have to go.”

The Department of Interior has planned a major celebration with more than 10,000 fireworks that are expected to light up the National Mall. The fireworks will kick off around 9 p.m. and last about 35 minutes.

DETAILS OF DC’S FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION REVEALED BY INTERIOR DEPARTMENT

Officials said they would hand out 300,000 face coverings to spectators at the National Mall. Interior Department Secretary David Bernhardt said visitors would be encouraged to wear masks and keep a six-foot distance from one another. But there was no indication masks would be mandatory.

Kicking off the celebration, military flyovers saluted the skies in Boston, New York City, Philadelphia and Baltimore. The military planes will then join the larger air show in Washington, D.C., that will begin around 6:30 p.m. with a demonstration by the U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team and a 21-gun salute by the military’s 3rd Infantry Regiment, known as The Old Guard

The White House says this year’s celebration will have a “different look than 2019” due to the coronavirus concerns.

Last year, Trump held a big Independence Day event on the National Mall with armored military vehicles on display and gave a speech from the Lincoln Memorial — to the dismay of Democrats who accused Trump of trying to politicize the holiday.

BIDEN CALLS FOR AMERICA TO TACKLE ‘SYSTEMIC RACISM’ IN 4TH OF JULY MESSAGE

This year, Trump and the First Lady Melania Trump invited front line workers and their families to the White House to watch the airshows and fireworks. Police, doctors, nurses, and members of the military are invited.

“The American people have shown tremendous courage and spirit, particularly our amazing frontline workers, in the fight against this global pandemic just as our forefathers did in the fight to secure our independence, and both deserve celebration on America’s birthday this year,” White House Deputy Press Secretary Judd Deere said in a statement.

The White House stressed that social distancing will be observed and facial coverings and personal hand sanitizer will be provided.

Fox News’ John Roberts and the Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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Military flyovers scheduled over four cities for Independence Day salute

Military planes will fly over four big cities Saturday afternoon to celebrate Independence Day in a lead up to the Fourth of July air show in Washington, D.C.

Defense Secretary Mark Esper approved the aerial salute to several cities that were instrumental in the American Revolution. The flyovers will start in Boston at 4 p.m. and then travel to New York City, Philadelphia and Baltimore.

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The military planes will then join the larger air show in Washington, D.C., that will begin around 6:30 p.m. with a demonstration by the U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team and a 21-gun salute by the military’s 3rd Infantry Regiment, known as The Old Guard.

President Trump is slated to make remarks at the White House afterward during a Salute to America celebration that he and First Lady Melania Trump are hosting for frontline workers — including police, doctors, nurses and members of the military — and their families.

About 1,700 service members will support the aerial celebration, according to military officials.

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President Donald Trump, accompanied by first lady Melania Trump, stand during a flyover at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Friday, July 3, 2020, near Keystone, S.D. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Air Force and Marine Corps jets will fly over the cities in five waves, led by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, followed by B-1, B-2 and B-52 bombers, F-15 and F-22 fighters and U.S. Marine Corps F-35 fighters.

PHOTOS: PRESIDENT TRUMP’S MOUNT RUSHMORE SPEECH KICKS OFF 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATIONS

Military excellence was on full display a day earlier when the Blue Angels flew over Mount Rushmore as part of Trump’s visit Friday to kick off the holiday weekend.

Here are the details for each city’s flyovers, according to U.S. Northern Command:

BOSTON: The aircraft are scheduled to overfly the center of the city at approximately 4 p.m. approaching from the northeast at 1,000 feet above the ground. Multiple aircraft will overfly the U.S.S. Constitution and then proceed over Fenway Park before departing the city.

NEW YORK: The aircraft are scheduled to fly down the Hudson River at approximately 5 p.m. and pass just east of the Statue of Liberty.

PHILADELPHIA: The aircraft are scheduled to overfly the center of the city at approximately 5:15 p.m. approaching from the northeast at 1,000 feet above the ground. Multiple aircraft will fly over Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell and then proceed southwest out of the city.

BALTIMORE: The aircraft are scheduled to overfly Fort McHenry at approximately 5:30 p.m. approaching from the northeast at 1,000 feet above the ground. Multiple aircraft will overfly Fort McHenry before turning south out of the city.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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Interior Secretary David Bernhardt on controversial DC fireworks show: ‘Personal responsibility’ is key

Interior Secretary David Bernhardt urged people planning to attend the “Salute to America” celebration Saturday evening in Washington to assume “personal responsibility” in not spreading coronavirus.

Bernhardt said he’s worked with D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, who opposes the event as a threat to public health, to address her concerns.

In an interview on “America’s News Head Quarters,” he said those in attendance will be encouraged, but not required, to socially distance themselves and wear masks.

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“We’ve encouraged social distancing. We’re providing a wide variety of facial coverings, and we have a lot of space in Washington, D.C. We have about 800 acres, which is the equivalent of 606 football fields of space,” Bernhardt said.

A tribute to the nation’s ongoing fight against the pandemic will be part of the holiday event, organizers said.

“The American people have shown tremendous courage and spirit, particularly our amazing frontline workers, in the fight against this global pandemic just as our forefathers did in the fight to secure our independence,” the White House said in a statement.

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President Donald Trump looks up during the military flyovers at the Independence Day celebration in front of the Lincoln Memorial, Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Washington. The Washington Monument is in the background. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

According to USA Today, the administration says it will provide hand sanitizer to its invited guests, including health care workers, members of the military and law enforcement.

The event will feature music, military demonstrations and aircraft flyovers, as well as an enormous fireworks display over the National Mall.

Bowser — who canceled the city’s traditional Fourth of July parade — said her office had informed the Interior Department that the event violates health guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“We are giving D.C. residents the same message about any of their outings for the holiday weekend,” she said “Ask yourself, ‘Do you need to be there?'”

Bernhardt said he trusts people to attend the event and be safe.

“A key component of deciding what to do — for all individuals — should be an element of personal responsibility,” he said. “If you are someone that’s infirm or has a highly vulnerable condition, my view would be you should maybe watch the great fireworks display — which will be incredible — from your home at this point in time.”

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According to data from the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, there are more than 2.8 million confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States and nearly 130,000 deaths.

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Trump gives optimistic Independence Day message, says US is ‘coming back’ after ‘terrible plague from China

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President Trump on Saturday gave an optimistic Independence Day message to the nation, declaring that the U.S. is “coming back” and will be “greater than ever before” after it emerges from the coronavirus pandemic — which he described as a “terrible plague from China.”

“I just want to wish everybody a really Happy Fourth of July,” he said in a video message. “We’re on the way to a tremendous victory, it’s going to happen and it’s going to happen big, our country will be greater than ever before.”

TRUMP, IN FIERY MOUNT RUSHMORE ADDRESS, DECRIES RISE OF ‘FAR-LEFT’ FASCISM,’ CALLS ON AMERICANS TO RISE UP

Trump began the short message by saying that July 4 is about many different things, “but more than anything else — freedom.”

He focused on the U.S. economy, and touted its gains in the stock market and unemployment rate before the pandemic hit in March.

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“We were doing better than any country had ever done in history and not just us, any country, and then we got hit with this terrible plague from China and now we’re getting close to fighting our way out of it,” he said.

“Our country’s coming back, our jobs numbers are spectacular, a lot of things are happening that people don’t quite see yet but you’ll see over the next couple of months,” he said.

It comes the morning after he gave a broader speech at Mount Rushmore, in which he targeted a rise in what he called “left-wing fascism” and called for a defense of “Judeo-Christian principles.”

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“We will state the truth in full, without apology: We declare that the United States of America is the most just and exceptional nation ever to exist on Earth,” Trump said. “We are proud of the fact that our country was founded on Judeo-Christian principles, and we understand that these values have dramatically advanced the cause of peace and justice throughout the world.”

Fox News’ Gregg Re contributed to this report.

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Rep. Eric Swalwell calls for a nationwide mask mandate: ‘You’re protecting others’

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Democratic California Congressman Eric Swalwell said Saturday that he agrees there should likely be a nationwide mask mandate amidst the coronavirus pandemic.

In an interview on “Cavuto LIVE” with host Neil Cavuto, Swalwell noted case and hospitalization rates in his home state — like much of the South — are increasing at an alarming rate following reopening phases.

DOES WEARING A FACE MASK POSE ANY HEALTH RISKS?

“Well, you know, we are seeing about a 56 percent increase in hospitalizations in California. In my area, about 200 cases each day in Alameda County — one of the largest counties in Northern California,” he stated. “And, it’s not that we’re increasing the testing. Of course, we’re increasing the testing…The rate of people testing positive is going up, and that’s what’s most concerning.”

Swalwell noted that while there is a marked increase in infections of America’s youth, the risk is “much higher” when “you put young people with their parents or grandparents over a holiday weekend.”

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., talks to reporters on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, May 5, 2020, in Washington.  (AP)

According to data from the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, there are now almost 2.8 million confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States and close to 130,000 deaths.

“The most important [thing] is to follow the science. And, [in] the calls I’ve been on with the governor [he says that] he’s going to let the science dictate this,” Swalwell explained. “And, you saw a number of counties open up in California for in-room dining, for bars, for hair salons and nail salons, and then have had to roll it back. And so, we really are evolving, Neil.”

The best way to combat the spread, according to Swalwell, is masking up.

“And, if we wear a mask and then keep investing in the testing, tracing, and treatment, we can come out of this,” he told Cavuto.

Last weekend, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said she believes a federal mandate on mask-wearing is “long overdue”

However, wearing a mask has become a political point of contention across the U.S.

On Wednesday, state officials in Pennsylvania announced that residents are now required to wear masks when outside their home, joining a growing list adopting universal mask mandates.

“I think we should have a nationwide mask mandate. I don’t think anyone believes we should have mask, you know, police. But, I don’t think you should be allowed in any public place without wearing a mask,” Swalwell remarked.

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“You’re not doing it for protecting yourself. You’re protecting others. And, that’s what, you know, being courageous is. That’s what being caring and kind is. [It’s] worrying about protecting others,” he pointed out.

“And look, the sooner we do this, the sooner we come out of this. But, we can be our own worst enemies if we’re not going to wear masks,” Swalwell concluded.

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Peter Navarro: ‘Chinese Communist Party needs to come clean about coronavirus’

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The Chinese Communist Party needs to be held accountable for its role in eroding democracy in both the U.S. and Hong Kong, White House Trade Advisor Peter Navarro asserted Saturday.

In an interview on “Fox & Friends Weekend” with host Pete Hegseth, Navarro urged Americans to “unite around” the fact that the Chinese Communist Party lied about the spread of coronavirus leading to the deaths of Americans.

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“It’s over 130,000 Americans so far, Pete. And, do you know what? There is nothing on that death certificate that has party affiliation. The cause of death is the ‘China virus,'” he accused.

According to data from the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, there are now almost 2.8 million confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States and just shy of 130,000 deaths.

Navarro said he believed that “anger” over the lockdowns, “anxiousness” about an uncertain economic future, and “fear of getting the virus” has led to disunity and national unrest.

“And then, you’ve got these radical elements that want to basically have another Chinese Cultural Revolution to destroy our culture, our habits, our customs, our ideas,” he added. “What Mao called the [Four Olds].”

“And, what we have to do is unite around this central fact: China lied; people died. The CCP lied; Americans died,” Navarro reiterated.

In order to do so, he told Hegseth that Americans need to unite on “literally making [the Chinese Communist Party] pay for that.”

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U.S. President Donald Trump and China’s President Xi Jinping arrive at a state dinner at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, November 9, 2017.  (REUTERS/Thomas Peter)

“They also have to come clean on exactly what they’ve been doing with that virus. Is it an engineered virus, for example? Or did it simply slip out of a lab? Where did it come from?” he asked, referencing other virus origin theories. “Until we know the answer to those questions, we won’t know how to fight this virus.”

Navarro then shifted his focus to Hong Kong. On Tuesday, Beijing tightened its grip on the former British colony by passing a contentious security law that critics say undermines the semi-autonomous territory’s judicial independence.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke out against China’s power grab in a statement shortly before reports of the bill’s approval.

“If China wants to regain the trust of Hong Kongers and the international community, it should honor the promises it made to the Hong Kong people and to the United Kingdom in the U.N.-registered 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration,” his statement read.

The Trump administration has warned for weeks that, if the law was passed, it would take action to end special U.S. trade and commercial preferences Hong Kong had enjoyed since reverting to Chinese rule in 1997.

“The other thing I should say on this glorious fourth is today we are mourning the loss of the independence of Hong Kong even as we are celebrating our own independence,” noted Navarro. “And, I think Americans might want to reflect on what is happening to the people in Hong Kong at the hand, the brutal hand of the Chinese Communist Party. And, don’t think that, ‘Oh, it’s just Hong Kong.’ China, the Chinese Communist Party’s doing that to us right now with this virus tearing us apart.”

Navarro also pointed out that residents of Hong Kong are going to be absorbed into “what is effectively a great firewall concentration camp” in the “worst Orwellian kind of nightmare you can imagine.”

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“So, we’ve got to get tough on China,” he stated. “This president is the only president that has ever done that.”

“And, I can’t imagine a world in which ‘Beijing Joe Biden‘ gets the keys to the Oval Office, because that will be the death of this republic. And, I think it’s worth saying that on July 4th,” Navarro concluded.

Fox News’ Edmund DeMarche, Stephen Sorace, and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Antonin Scalia, Jackie Robinson among those picked for Trump’s ‘National Garden’ of heroes

President Trump on Friday announced the creation of a National Garden of American Heroes to pay tribute to historically significant Americans — a garden that will include former Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and baseball star Jackie Robinson among past presidents, anti-slavery advocates and others.

“I am announcing the creation of a new monument to the giants of our past, I am signing an executive order to establish a National Garden of American Heroes, a vast outdoor park featuring statues of the greatest Americans to ever live,” he said in a fiery speech in front of Mount Rushmore Friday night.

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The order says that the garden, to be opened before July 4, 2024 will “depict historically significant Americans… who have contributed positively to America throughout our history.”

It comes as a response to the anti-monument fervor that has gripped segments of the country, who have taken to either calling for the removal of, or simply attempting to tear down, monuments and statues of past American figures.

The proposed names on the list include Scalia, the conservative justice who died in 2016, Robinson, who was the first black American to play in Major League Baseball, Christa McAuliffe, a teacher who died in the 1986 Challenger shuttle disaster, the Wright Brothers, who flew the first powered flight, educator Booker T. Washington, and women’s rights activist Susan B. Anthony.

The full list of proposed heroes is: John Adams, Susan B. Anthony, Clara Barton, Daniel Boone, Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, Henry Clay, Davy Crockett, Frederick Douglass, Amelia Earhart, Benjamin Franklin, Billy Graham, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, Martin Luther King, Jr., Abraham Lincoln, Douglas MacArthur, Dolley Madison,  James Madison, Christa McAuliffe, Audie Murphy, George S. Patton, Jr., Ronald Reagan, Jackie Robinson, Betsy Ross, Antonin Scalia, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Harriet Tubman, Booker T. Washington, George Washington, and Orville and Wilbur Wright.

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Fireworks light the sky at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Friday, July 3, 2020, near Keystone, S.D., after President Donald Trump spoke.  (AP)

The list is almost certain to cause controversy, both by who is included and who is not.

Scalia, as one of the most prominent conservative Supreme Court justices, is likely to cause controversy from liberals, especially as there is no liberal counterpart on the list. The same with Republican former President Ronald Reagan, who is the only modern president on the list — with no reference to Democratic presidents such as Lyndon Johnson, John F. Kennedy or Franklin Roosevelt.

Even the presence of Founding Fathers and early presidents such as Abraham Lincoln could prove controversial. Those calling for statues to be torn down initially had their sights on confederate generals and figures, but have since moved on to prominent, more mainstream American figures.

In Washington D.C., activists have targeted the Emancipation Memorial, which portrays Lincoln next to a freed slave, and in Portland, Ore., protesters tore down a statue of Thomas Jefferson — who signed the Declaration of Independence.

Trump spoke at Mount Rushmore, which features images of Lincoln, Jefferson, Washington and Theodore Roosevelt. That monument has been protested for decades by Native American activists, who say it was built on stolen land.

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President Donald Trump stands on stage before he speaks at the Mount Rushmore National Monument Friday, July 3, 2020, in Keystone, S.D. (AP)

Meanwhile, the Democratic National Committee deleted a tweet that accused Trump of “glorifying white supremacy” by going to Mount Rushmore.

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“Trump has disrespected Native communities time and again,” The Democrats wrote. “He’s attempted to limit their voting rights and blocked critical pandemic relief. Now he’s holding a rally glorifying white supremacy at Mount Rushmore- a region once sacred to tribal communities.”

The administration has pushed back aggressively against the anti-monument trend, however, dispatching Rapid Deployment Teams (RDTs) of a special federal unit across the country — and multiple administration figures, including Trump, have condemned the quest to remove statues.

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“Those who seek to erase our heritage want Americans to forget our pride and our great dignity, so that we can no longer understand ourselves or America’s destiny,” he said Friday. “In toppling the heroes of 1776, they seek to dissolve the bonds of love and loyalty that we feel for our country, and that we feel for each other.”

“Their goal is not a better America, their goal is to end America,” he said.

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CNN slights Mount Rushmore as ‘slave owners’ in 2020, but called it ‘monument to 4 great presidents’ in 2016

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CNN on Friday depicted Mount Rushmore as “slave owners” situated on stolen land, after praising the monument for its cultural significance back in 2016, during a segment with then-presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.

Grabien’s Tom Elliot tweeted a clip of network correspondent Leyla Santiago saying Mount Rushmore sits on land that was stolen from Native Americans, just hours ahead of a speech by President Trump.

“President Trump will be at Mount Rushmore, where he’ll be standing in front of a monument of two slave owners and on land wrestled away from Native Americans,” she said. “I’m told that, uh, he’ll be focusing on the effort to ‘tear down our country’s history.'”

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This clashes, however, with a CNN segment from 2016 in which Sanders marveled at the structure, saying that it represents the best of what the United States has to offer.

“This is our country at it’s very best,” he said. “What an incredible achievement.”

A CNN reporter’s voice can then be heard talking about the “majesty of the moment,” before calling Mount Rushmore a “monument to four great American presidents.”

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Sanders added, “Just the accomplishment and the beauty — it really does make one very proud to be an American.”

Trump is scheduled to speak at Mount Rushmore Friday night, where he is expected to address various protests throughout the United States that have resulted in riots and the tearing down of historical monuments.

Fox News reached out to CNN about the discrepancy but did not receive a reply to the request for comment.

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CNN slights Mount Rushmore as ‘monument of two slaveowners’ after extolling its ‘majesty’ in 2016

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A CNN reporter on Friday described Mount Rushmore “a monument of two slaveowners” situated on stolen land ahead of President Trump‘s visit to the national monument.

Grabien founder and editor Tom Elliot tweeted a clip of the report by correspondent Leyla Santiago in which she discussed Trump’s planned remarks.

“President Trump will be at Mount Rushmore, where he’ll be standing in front of a monument of two slave owners and on land wrestled away from Native Americans,” she said. “I’m told that, uh, he’ll be focusing on the effort to ‘tear down our country’s history.'”

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In 2016, however, a CNN reporter described Mount Rushmore as a “monument to four great American presidents” while narrating a story about a visit to the monument by then-presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.,

“This is our country at it’s very best,” Sanders said at the time. “What an incredible achievement.”

The unidentified reporter’s voice can be heard talking about the “majesty of the moment.”

“Just the accomplishment and the beauty, it really does make one very proud to be an American,” Sanders added.

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The 2016 clip was tweeted out Friday by The Intercept journalist Glenn Greenwald.

Depictions of four American presidents — George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln — are carved into the side of the mountain in the Black Hills. Washington and Jefferson owned slaves during their lifetime.

Fox News reached out to CNN about the discrepancy but did not receive a reply to the request for comment.

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