President Donald Trump said on Friday that the media “loved” his “Salute to America” to celebrate the Fourth of July.
Speaking to reporters on Friday morning, Trump said: “Well, I can just tell you those people that you see, there are a lot of people in front of the White House, every one of them loved it. I would actually say — and I want to sort of give a little appreciation, the media generally speaking loved they loved the evening. We had a lot of rain.”
Despite President Trump’s remarks, not everyone in the media loved the massive event. CNN panel called the speech “rudimentary” and “basic” while suggesting that it could’ve been from Wikipedia or Schoolhouse Rock.
“I stood in the rain, the teleprompter went out,” Trump continued. “Yeah, the teleprompter went out. It kept going on. And then at the end it just went out. It went kaput. So I could have said — and actually right in the middle of that sentence it went out. And that’s not a good feeling. When you’re standing in front of millions and millions of people on television and I don’t know what the final count was, but that went all the way back to the Washington Monument, and I guess the rain knocked out the teleprompter, but I knew the speech very well.”
The president also described the festivities as “fantastic.”
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