Donald Trump Blasts Radical Left for Trying to 'Cancel' July 4 Holiday

Donald Trump railed against what he described as attempts to "cancel" the Fourth of July at a rally in Sarasota, Florida, on Saturday.

On the eve of the holiday, the former president vowed that the country's founders "will never be purged from history or canceled from our hearts," according to conservative news network Newsmax.

"Tomorrow we will celebrate 245 years of glorious American Independence: It will not be canceled, by the way," Trump told the crowd during the "Save America" rally on Saturday evening.

He added: "We will teach young people across the country that George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson. John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, John Hancock will forever be American heroes."

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Former U.S. President Donald Trump leaves after a rally on July 3, 2021 in Sarasota, Florida. Eva Marie Uzcategui/Getty Images

Trump went on to claim that if President Joe Biden and "radical Democrats" got their way, Americans could "kiss the American dream goodbye.

"If Biden and the radical Democrats get their way, you can kiss your suburbs, your fourth of July, your barbecue, and you can kiss the American dream goodbye," Trump said.

"The mission for all of us here tonight is to preserve the legacy of July 4, 1776, and to defend our liberty from the radical left movement that seeks to cancel this date, demolish our heritage, and destroy our beloved nation.

"In just five months, the Biden administration has launched an all out assault on everything we cherish and we value under Joe Biden and the left."

Saturday's event was the second campaign-style rally Trump has held since he left office, as he weighs the possibility of running for the presidency in 2024. The first was held in Ohio last month.

He used it as an opportunity to hit out at New York prosecutors after his company, the Trump Organization, and its chief financial executive Allen Weisselberg were indicted on tax-related charges on Thursday.

Trump himself was not charged with any wrongdoing, but prosecutors accused his company and Weisselberg of engaging in a "sweeping and audacious" 15-year tax fraud scheme.

Weisselberg allegedly cheated tax authorities by conspiring to pay senior executives off the books. Both he and lawyers for the Trump Organization pleaded not guilty.

At Saturday's rally, Trump said: "In New York, they're doing what you would see in a Third World nation. This isn't for us. It's reminiscent of a communist dictatorship targeting your political opponents."

Carey Dunne, general counsel for Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr., said: "Politics has no role in the jury chamber, and I can assure you it had no role here."