Trump praises veterans, hits media at Kennedy Center event

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Image may contain: 1 personUS President Donald Trump waves during the Celebrate Freedom event at the John F. Kennedy Centre for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. PHOTO: BLOOMBERG

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) – United States President Donald Trump honoured military veterans in Washington on Saturday (July 1) at a Kennedy Centre event that resembled both a political rally and an evangelical Christian religious service ahead of the July 4 Independence Day holiday.

Using the podium again to lash out at the news media, Trump worked to energise evangelicals in his political base, noting that the US currency was inscribed with the words: “In God We Trust.”

“Since the signing of the Declaration of Independence 241 years ago, America always affirmed that liberty comes from our creator. Our rights are given to us by God, and no earthly force can ever take those rights away,” he said.

Attendees at the event for veterans waved miniature…

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