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1. I don't care about Trump's ego self-gratification with his celebration of himself. It is how, through his ignorance, #DimwitDon is abandoning what Independence Day is all about, throwing out history he doesn't know, and undermining everything the celebration means....
2...unlike Bastille Day - which inspired this nonsense of Trump's - Independence Day is specifically not about a military campaign. It is about a philosophy of freedom, captured through the Declaration of Independence. There was no battle that gave America the power to sign...
3...this document. The Revolutionary War had barely started. There was a small battle in April 1775, followed by a long period of nothing, then a siege on Boston in March 1776, after which George Washington was named commander of the Continental Army. But we don't celebrate...
4...March. We don't celebrate October 1777, when there was an important and decisive win against the British. We dont celebrate the October 1781 surrender of Cornwallis. We don't recognize September 3, 1783, with the end of the war through the signing of the Treaty of Paris...
5...as the founding of America. We honor our self-declaration, achieved without military, irrelevant to battle. It was a declaration of self-rule, establishing the philosophical standards of this nation, many of which have been abandoned by Trump. Turning this important day...
6...into a misrepresentation of history so #DimwitDon can play with toys undermines the most important day in this nation's life, misleads future generations what this is about.

Through his ignorance, Trump is spitting on Independence Day. And that is the horrible thing here.
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