It was all made possible by the courage of 56 patriots who gathered in Philadelphia 244 years ago and signed the Declaration of Independence.
41 of the 56 signers were slave owners.
(Applause.) They enshrined a divine truth that changed the world forever when they said: “…all men are created equal.”
A damnable lie. It should be changed to “all white men are created equal” until such a time as there is true equality for Black Americans.
These immortal words set in motion the unstoppable march of freedom. Our Founders boldly declared that we are all endowed with the same divine rights — given [to] us by our Creator in Heaven. And that which God has given us, we will allow no one, ever, to take away — ever. (Applause.)
Seventeen seventy-six represented the culmination of thousands of years of western civilization and the triumph not only of 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 to secure.
Black people fought hard and bled alongside White people too. Yet their contributions are rarely taught. White America conveniently overlooks this part of history.
Our nation is witnessing a merciless campaign to wipe out our history, defame our heroes, erase our values, and indoctrinate our children.
Just the opposite Donald Trump. The campaign is not to wipe out our history, but to teach the complete history. Let the heroes fame or infamy speak for itself. What you and other racists want is to maintain the fiction of American history that shows and celebrates the superiority of the white race.
AUDIENCE: Booo —
THE PRESIDENT: 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 are doing this, but some know exactly what they are 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 its values, history, and culture, to be taken from them. (Applause.)
He persists in calling protesting groups “mobs”, deciding on his own that anyone out utilizing their 1st Amendment rights is causing all the violence, vandalism and looting. Contrary to what Trump tells us, everyone out there knows exactly what they are doing and why. It is not true that everyone is involved in lawlessness, but framing it that way dehumanizes the whole BLM movement, as well as the White, Hispanic, and Asian races supporting BLM. His description of the “mobs” is his straw man argument he wants to use so that his actions to restore law and order will not be questioned.
AUDIENCE: USA! USA! USA!