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On the anniversary of America's independence from the United Kingdom, CNN tweeted a series of quotes from historical, American figures promoting various freedoms, including the freedom of the press.

The tweets came after a series of recent attacks by President Donald Trump on different news organizations and members of the media. CNN, in particular, caught Trump's attention as he tweeted a video of him wrestling someone with the CNN logo superimposed on their head.

That was just the latest in a string of recent tweets Trump used to slam the network.

CNN tweeted other quotes, as well, from prominent Americans:

 

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