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As Trump Salutes Air Force Flyover, CNN Cuts to Commercial

Cable channel, before the event began, took pains to push controversy and dissent over July 4 celebrations

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This writer is shocked that CNN showed even a little bit of President Donald Trump’s Fourth of July speech on Thursday — but I am not surprised that the network cut away to a commercial when the president saluted the Air Force B-2 flyover.

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Reports about the CNN coverage stressed that people on the network spent the day talking about the drummed-up controversy — while also spreading fear tactics.

If the network even now tries to create controversy by saying Trump disrespected our military, most people will know that’s an out-and-out lie.

Trump’s speech was not about himself, as most of the naysayers were trying to push on the American people.

His nearly 50-minute speech saluted sailors, pilots, soldiers, and Marines — all who serve this country with their lives.

“Today, we come together as one nation with this very special salute to America,” said the president. “We celebrate our history, our people, and the heroes who proudly defend our flag — the brave men and women of the United States military.”

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When leaked excerpts of Trump’s speech revealed nothing that was controversial, the network’s pundits still suggested Trump would deviate from his notes and go rogue — and that never happened.

This piece originally appeared in WayneDupree.com and is used by permission.

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Wayne Dupree is owner and founder of WayneDupree.com. He was named to 2017 Newsmax’s 50 Most Influential African-American Republicans. He served in the USAF from 1987-1995; he saw time in Operation Desert Storm/Shield. The father of three, he's the host of "The Wayne Dupree Show."

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