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The Trump administration held its annual Fourth of July celebration on Saturday, capped off by a mile-long detonation of 10,000 fireworks that echoed across Washington D.C.

Just weeks ago, President Donald Trump looked on with a similar approval as the booming explosions of a U.S. military members fired tear gas and flash grenades at peaceful protesters outside the White House in a move that received widespread condemnation from lawmakers, religious leaders and U.S. military figures.

"American heroes defeated the Nazis, dethroned the fascists, toppled the communists, saved American values, upheld American principles and chased down the terrorists to the very ends of the earth," Trump, 74, said during his speech. "We are now in the process of defeating the radical left, the Marxists, the anarchists, the agitators, the looters, and people who, in many instances, have absolutely no clue what they are doing."