[Full Video & Transcript] President Donald Trump Hosts White House Celebration of America in lieu of Philadelphia Eagles Ceremony, Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Watch live stream video — and later, see full replay and transcript — of President Donald Trump at the White House Celebration of America event — held in lieu of a ceremony honoring the Philadelphia Eagles who were disinvited to the White House — on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at the White House South Lawn. The event starts at 3 p.m. EDT. See it in real time via the embedded live stream video player below. Thereafter check back for the full replay video and transcript text which will be added as soon as available.

UPDATE: Full replay video and transcript have been added below.








Remarks by President Trump at Celebration of America Event
Issued on: June 5, 2018

South Lawn

3:03 P.M. EDT

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much, everybody. Appreciate it. I want to thank the United States Marine Band and the United States Army Chorus for that incredible performance. Their voices are — I’d love to have a voice like that. What a voice.

We love our country. We respect our flag. And we always proudly stand for the National Anthem. (Applause.) We always will stand for the National Anthem.

It is my great pleasure to welcome everyone to the White House for this patriotic celebration. A beautiful, beautiful day, and a beautiful celebration.

I also want to thank our great Vice President, Mike Pence — (applause) — thank you, Mike — for joining us, along with Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Secretary Ryan Zinke, Representative Lou Barletta, who — hopefully, Lou Barletta will be your next senator from the great state of Pennsylvania. (Applause.) It is a great state. Representative Mike Kelly. Thank you, Mike. Great to see you.

I want to take this opportunity to explain why young Americans stand for our National Anthem. Maybe it’s about time that we understood. We stand to honor our military and to honor our country, and to remember the fallen heroes who never made it back home. We stand to show our love for our fellow citizens and our magnificent Constitution. We stand to pay tribute to the incredible Americans who came before us and the heroic sacrifices they made. America is a great nation — a community, a family. And America is our home, and we love our home.

And our country has never done better than it’s doing right now. Never. Record numbers at every outpost. You take a look at what’s going on: Lowest unemployment numbers we’ve had. Lowest African American unemployment in the history of our country. Lowest Hispanic numbers in the history of our country. Lowest numbers for women in 21 years.

We’ve created $7 trillion of value in our country since the election. We’re the largest economy in the world, and getting a lot larger, and fast. It’s happened very quickly. Actually, quicker than I even thought.

We’re doing great. (Applause.) And all of those people that we honor, many of them are looking down right now. Some of them are right here. But many of them are looking down right now at our country, and they are proud. They are very, very proud.

So we stand together for freedom. We stand together for patriotism. And we proudly stand for our glorious nation under God.

I want to thank you all for being here. This is a beautiful, big celebration. Actually, to be honest, it’s even bigger than we had anticipated.

So I want to thank you very much. And God bless America. Thank you, everybody. Thank you. (Applause.)

END

3:07 P.M. EDT

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Video is above. The live coverage will start at 3 p.m. EDT (GMT/UTC – 4). With World Clock you can find the equivalent in your time zone on Tuesday, June 5 or Wednesday, June 6, accordingly.

President Donald Trump issued an official statement on the Philadelphia Eagles and why they were disinvited to the White House over the NFL National Anthem controversy.

The Philadelphia Eagles are unable to come to the White House with their full team to be celebrated tomorrow. They disagree with their President because he insists that they proudly stand for the National Anthem, hand on heart, in honor of the great men and women of our military and the people of our country. The Eagles wanted to send a smaller delegation, but the 1,000 fans planning to attend the event deserve better. These fans are still invited to the White House to be part of a different type of ceremony—one that will honor our great country, pay tribute to the heroes who fight to protect it, and loudly and proudly play the National Anthem. I will be there at 3:00 p.m. with the United States Marine Band and the United States Army Chorus to celebrate America.

President Donald Trump Tweeted about the Philadelphia Eagles You can see the Tweets below.

President Donald Trump’s public schedule for Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 2018 is below (EDT; GMT/UTC – 4).

11:30 a.m. — Meets with UN Ambassador Nikki Haley
12:00 p.m. — Lunch with Secretary of State Pompeo
3:00 p.m. — Participates in a celebration of America in lieu of a ceremony honoring the Philadelphia Eagles; South Lawn
3:30 p.m. — Meets with members of Congress; Roosevelt Room
5:15 p.m. — Participates in the signing ceremony for S. 292 – The Childhood Cancer Survivor

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