Trump at his rainy July 4th event: Americans ‘part of one of the greatest stories ever told’

(CNN)With jets roaring overhead and a poncho-clad crowd before him, President Donald Trump implored Americans to come together Thursday in a show of national pride — a rare unifying message from a deeply divisive President that came after days of controversy and criticism over his precedent-shattering military spectacle on the National Mall. But by Thursday evening, a soggy mass of onlookers — many wearing red “Make America Great Again” hats — had assembled near the Lincoln Memorial to hear the President deliver what was ultimately a message of national pride. “As we gather this evening in the joy of freedom, we remember that we all share a truly extraordinary heritage,” Trump said in remarks that did not veer off-script. “Together, …