When the glittering fireworks over Mount Rushmore ("presidential hill") bloomed, trump boasted about the local Indian protest at the Independence Day rally. He might not have imagined that most of the fireworks on the faces of the four most important presidents in American history came from China.
Although this year's fireworks imports are bound to decline compared with previous years, the United States still imported 40700 tons of fireworks worth US $100 million as of April this year, most of which can be traced back to China.
According to statista, the United States imported $315 million of fireworks from China in 2019, accounting for 94% of the total U.S. fireworks imports.
With four months to go before the general election, trump urgently needs to boost his public support. A brilliant fireworks show may be inspiring, but it is not smooth. In the afternoon, a group of Native American protestors gathered on the highway leading to "presidential hill" to protest and block the road.
Tomorrow, more Chinese fireworks will bloom again over the White House.