Washington — US President Donald Trump vowed to defeat the “radical left”, in an Independence Day speech that condemned protests against monuments to historical figures as attempts to destroy the US.

Trump claimed without evidence that 99% of coronavirus cases in the US were “totally harmless”. In fact, many states marked a record number of new Covid-19 cases. In Texas alone, 7,890 patients were admitted to hospital after 238 new admissions over the past 24 hours...

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