Trump honors US Founding Fathers, vets in Fourth of July video address to the nation

President Trump’s Fourth of July video address to the nation was a quick history lesson and a big shout-out to the country’s military veterans.

Trump hearkened back to colonial times in his Twitter video, praising the Declaration of Independence signers who 242 years earlier “announced to the world that America would be free and America would be independent.”

They “pledged their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor. In so doing, they forever changed the course of human history,” he said.

The country’s veterans, Trump said, were “truly special people. We are in awe of their courage and we are eternally in their debt.

“We are, and will always be, one people, one family and one glorious nation under God,” he added.

Earlier in the day, the cheerleader-in-chief tweeted “Happy Fourth of July....Our Country is doing GREAT!”

Trump was scheduled to hold a Wednesday afternoon picnic for military families at the White House, followed by a concert and with a view of the National Park Service's fireworks display.

Trump left the White House Wednesday morning sporting a white short-sleeved shirt, dark slacks and a cap. He was driven west across the Potomac River in the direction of the private golf club he owns in Northern Virginia.

The White House did not immediately confirm that Trump is at the club. Reporters were not allowed to accompany him to his destination, as is the case with virtually all presidential travel.

With News Wire Services