Trump: 'Biden Is Perhaps the Most Unpatriotic President in American History'
'It's so ridiculous. It's so sad'
Donald Trump torched Democrat Joe Biden and questioned his patriotism during the Independence Day celebration in Florida.
Trump told a roaring crowd that Joe Biden "is perhaps the most unpatriotic president in American history."
Trump noted that the Biden administration canceled the planned Fourth of July fireworks celebration at Mount Rushmore due to COVID-19 concerns.
"We had fireworks at Mount Rushmore that were so incredible ... and it was wonderful, and then, I saw the other day that they refuse to allow it to happen again," Trump said.
"I think they do it in spite," he told a Sarasota crowd Saturday night.
"It's so ridiculous. It's so sad."
South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem filed a lawsuit against the National Park Service after a request was denied to hold fireworks on the Fourth of July at Mount Rushmore.
But the U.S. District Court for the District of South Dakota tossed Noem's lawsuit writing the ruling in Noem's favor would amount to "improper judicial activism."
Trump asserted the Left wanted "to cancel the heroes on Mount Rushmore" before jokingly saying they want to replace the likeness of President Thomas Jefferson at the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C., with that of Al Sharpton or Biden.
"[It's] not acceptable. We stopped that," Trump said.
"That was going to — they were heading that way, and I signed the bill [saying], 'If you touch it, you go to jail for 10 years,' and everyone turned around, and they went back home," he said, referring to his executive order last year to protect monuments and statues from vandalism.
Trump also blasted Biden for canceling his 1776 Commission, which called for a "patriotic education" while blasting the 1619 Project which pushes Marxist ideology.
"The mission for all of us here tonight is to preserve the legacy of July 4, 1776, and to defend our liberty from the radical Left movement that seeks to cancel this date, demolish our heritage, and destroy our beloved nation," he said.
Biden abolished Trump's 1776 Commission on his first day in office.
Biden also nominated those who are supportive of critical race theory for top offices in the U.S. government.
"We won't ignore what our intelligence agencies have determined to be the most lethal terrorist threat to our homeland today: White supremacy is terrorism," Biden said in April.