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Trump praises veterans, hits media at Kennedy Center event

WASHINGTON- US President Donald Trump honored military veterans in Washington on Saturday at a Kennedy Center event that resembled both a political rally and an evangelical Christian religious service ahead of the July 4 Independence Day holiday.
Using the podium again to lash out at the news media, Trump worked to energize evangelicals in his political base, noting that the US currency was inscribed with the words: “In God We Trust."
"Since the signing of the Declaration of Independence 241 years ago, America always affirmed that liberty comes from our creator. Our rights are given to us by God, and no earthly force can ever take those rights away," he said.
Attendees at the event for veterans waved miniature American flags from their seats in the theater and raised their hands as a sign of praise while a large choir sang ahead of Trump's remarks.
The president praised veterans from each of the US military branches and highlighted his administration's work to reform veterans' services.
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