Coverage of Trump's Holiday Speech Divided on Partisan Lines

Headline Roundup July 6th, 2020

President Donald Trump gave two speeches over the Fourth of July weekend that covered everything from coronavirus, to monuments, to revolutions. In his July 3 speech at Mount Rushmore, Trump called for unity and said his administration was bringing people together amid a "left-wing cultural revolution" intended to "overthrow the American revolution." In his Independence Day speech, he expressed similar sentiments and echoed many of his campaign talking points.

Some left-and center-rated outlets framed Trump's Fourth of July speech as divisive and inflammatory. Some coverage from right-rated outlets concentrated on his call for unity and for people to come together, with some even highlighting the way other outlets were framing Trump's speech as divisive.

Coverage of Trump's Holiday Speech Divided on Partisan Lines

From the Left
5286

President Donald Trump celebrated America over the Fourth of July weekend with a pair of ugly speeches at Mt. Rushmore and in Washington, D.C. that attempted to rally conservative support by demonizing the left and defending monuments. “Our nation is witnessing a merciless campaign to wipe out our history, defame our heroes, erase our values, and indoctrinate our children,” Trump said on Friday night at Mt. Rushmore, as he tried to revive his base following an embarrassing turnout in Tulsa. “Angry mobs are trying to tear down statues of our...

Read full story
From the Center
5286

WASHINGTON – Despite warnings by public health officials about the spread of COVID-19, President Donald Trump hosted a July Fourth party Saturday at which he assailed the "angry mob" that opposes him and defended his administration's coronavirus response despite record high case numbers.

"We are now in the process of defeating the radical left, the Marxists, the anarchists, the agitators, the looters, and people who in many instances have absolutely no clue what they are doing," Trump said during a "Salute to America" event at the White House.

Trump...

Read full story
From the Right
2916

President Donald Trump declared on July 4 that the America he’s working for “wants unity” and that “no matter our race, color, religion, or creed, we are one America, and we put America first.”

The president was speaking from the White House South Lawn following a performance from a military band, flyovers by B-52 bombers and F-35 fighter jets, and parachute jumps.

Read full story