President Donald Trump declared on July 4 that the America he is working for “wants unity,” and that “no matter our race, color, religion, or creed, we are one America, and we put America first.” The president was speaking on Saturday evening from the White House South Lawn in Washington following a performance from the military band, flyovers by B-52 bombers, F-35 fighter jets and more, as well as parachute jumps. Trump started by thanking the scientists and researchers “around the country and even around the world” for their courageous efforts in battling the virus, and welcomed some who were attending the event. “These are great and brilliant people. And brave people,” he said. U.S. Army parachuters carrying a U.S. National flag descend on the Ellipse during the 2020 “Salute to America” event in honor of Independence Day on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington on July 4, 2020. (NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images) As “the land of the free” continued with celebrating it..