Trump repeats vow to defeat 'radical left' in July 4th speech

Published on 5 Jul 2020 3:10:08 PM

US President Donald Trump on Saturday vowed to defeat the "radical left" in an Independence Day speech at the White House, condemning recent efforts to remove or rethink monuments to historical figures as attempts to destroy the United States.

Trump claimed without evidence that 99% of Covid-19 cases in the United States were "totally harmless."

In fact, many states marked a record number of new cases. In Texas alone, 7,890 patients were hospitalised after 238 new admissions over the past 24 hours.

Peaceful protesters called for racial equality just steps from where Trump spoke in Washington, D.C.