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Centre Stage: American Flag and Reelection Campaign

centre stage: As rain fell on him, Trump called on Americans to stay true to our cause during a program that adhered to patriotic themes and hailed a mix of history's heroes, from the armed forces, space, civil rights and other endeavours of American life, according to CTV. Trump largely stuck to his script, avoiding diversions into his agenda or reelection campaign . But in one exception, he vowed, Very soon, we will plant the American flag on Mars, actually a distant goal not likely to be achieved until late in the 2020s if even then. Supporters welcomed his tribute to the U.S. military while protesters assailed him for putting himself centre stage on a holiday devoted to unity. A late afternoon downpour drenched the capital's Independence Day crowds, and Trump's speech unfolded in occasional rain. By adding his own one-hour Salute to America production to capital festivities that typically draw hundreds of thousands of people anyway, Trump became the first president in nearly seven decades to address a crowd at the National Mall on the Fourth of July. The warplanes and presidential aircraft he had summoned conducted their flyovers as planned, capped by the Navy Blue Angels aerobatics team. ( As reported in the news.