That is our president since his dream of a military style parade (more later) was crapped on he will do something that has not been done in about 70 years….he will give a speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial…….
More details are emerging about President Trump’s Fourth of July event in Washington, which the New York Times describes as “the next best thing” to Trump’s axed military parade. As hundreds of thousands gather at the National Mall for the celebration, Trump will address the nation from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial; the last president to do anything similar was Harry Truman, who in 1951 spoke in front of the Washington Monument on the 4th. The US Park Police confirms Trump will speak at the memorial. “We continue to work with the White House on creating a Salute to America program that will bring Americans from all over the country together in [a] celebration of our great nation,” adds a National Park Service rep.
The Washington Post points out a slew of “new security and logistical challenges,” noting a second entertainment stage may be erected in addition to the one on the West Lawn of the Capitol. The fireworks display will be moved from the Washington Monument grounds to West Potomac Park, while the National Independence Day Parade will be held as usual, per WTOP. There’s been no comment from the White House, but some Democrats have piped up with the criticism that Trump’s speech will change the flavor of the staunchly nonpartisan event. “People are going to be angry,” says DC Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton. \
First, the security will be a nightmare but beyond that Trump has NOT paid the tab for his 4 day inaugural celebration….but that is to be expected unlike the rest of us Trump feels he is too good to pay his bills.
Secondly, it is a national holiday and I expect Trump will talk about himself and not the nation or how he will bring the people together in this time of massive division.
Third, he may not get his authoritarian military parade but he will get damn close……tanks and more tanks.
President Trump isn’t getting the full military parade he wanted in DC on the Fourth of July, but he is getting some mighty symbols of military power—tanks. It’s not clear how many or exactly where they’ll be, but the president said Monday that tanks will be stationed somewhere on the National Mall, reports the Hill. “We’re going to have some tanks stationed outside,” said Trump, who will speak from the Lincoln Memorial on the holiday. “You’ve got to be pretty careful with the tanks because the roads have a tendency not to like to carry heavy tanks. So we have to put them in certain areas.”
The AP, meanwhile, apparently got a peek: One of its photographers spotted two M1A1 Abrams tanks and two Bradley Fighting Vehicles on flatcars at a DC rail yard, and they were being guarded by military police. On Monday, the DC council said that it opposed tanks as part of a parade because of the potential damage to roads, tweeting, “Tanks, but no tanks.” The tanks won’t be the only military presence: The Navy’s Blue Angels will do a flyover, and the chiefs of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines are expected to be on the podium with the president, reports the New York Times.
All in all…this will just be another Trump rally that will do nothing to help this country deal with the society we have now…..just pomp and ass kissing to celebrate Trump and not our country.
And how can this person talk about selfless sacrifice for he has never had to feel this…..
That is sad!