FIREWORKS! President Trump Drives Blue Checkmark Mafia Nuts With Announcement of Fourth of July “Salute to America” Celebration
President Donald Trump announced Sunday morning his plans for a special Fourth of July celebration at the Lincoln Memorial that has driven the Blue Checkmark Mafia on Twitter crazy, making their heads explode like, well, like Fourth of July fireworks, with some trying to find a way to stop the celebration.
Fourth of July photo via the National Park Service.
Trump said, “HOLD THE DATE! We will be having one of the biggest gatherings in the history of Washington, D.C., on July 4th. It will be called “A Salute To America” and will be held at the Lincoln Memorial. Major fireworks display, entertainment and an address by your favorite President, me!”
HOLD THE DATE! We will be having one of the biggest gatherings in the history of Washington, D.C., on July 4th. It will be called “A Salute To America” and will be held at the Lincoln Memorial. Major fireworks display, entertainment and an address by your favorite President, me!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 24, 2019
The Fourth of July is traditionally celebrated in the Nation’s Capital with a reading of the Declaration of Independence at the National Archives, a fireworks display on the Mall, the Capitol Fourth concert at the West Front of the Capitol Building and a presidential party for military families on the South Lawn of the White House. In the 1980s, for a time, an annual concert was held by the Beach Boys at the Washington Monument.
The Lincoln Memorial has in recent years been used for pre-inaugural concerts by presidents-elect that would appear to be the model for what Trump has announced. Not announced by Trump is any mention if a military parade–perhaps another year.
Trump’s announcement set off fireworks:
New York Times White House correspondent Katie Rogers led the kook parade, “By co-opting the Fourth Of July — already a huge celebration for Americans in a capital city where he is deeply unpopular — the president again pushes the idea that love of country can only mean love of Trump.”
By co-opting the Fourth Of July — already a huge celebration for Americans in a capital city where he is deeply unpopular — the president again pushes the idea that love of country can only mean love of Trump. https://t.co/arb47uBPcx
— Katie Rogers (@katierogers) February 24, 2019
Progressive PAC VoteVets vowed to stop any military parade, “It is a shame that Donald Trump has decided to hijack the already-planned, non-political Capitol Fourth, to honor himself with a rally. If it involves the military parading to boost his ego, we will do everything we can to stop it. July 4th is about America, not Donald Trump!”
It is a shame that Donald Trump has decided to hijack the already-planned, non-political Capitol Fourth, to honor himself with a rally.
If it involves the military parading to boost his ego, we will do everything we can to stop it.
July 4th is about America, not Donald Trump!
— VoteVets (@votevets) February 24, 2019
Comedian Tony Posnanski went “Nazi” on Trump with a suggested program for the event that includes a “breakdancing Swastika”.
Trump’s acts for his 4th of July extravaganza-
– Diamond and Silk rapping.
– Tomi Lahren yelling.
– The curly hair gun girl taking fun selfies in a red white and blue leotard.
– A breakdancing Swastika.
– Ted Nugent.
– Ben Shapiro singing “Baby Hitler”.
– Scott Baio.
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) February 24, 2019
CNBC White House reporter Christina Wilkie accused Trump of turning the Fourth of July into a Trump campaign event.
This reads to me like Trump elbowing out the 40 year tradition of PBS’s “A Capitol Fourth” concert and fireworks, in order to turn it into a Trump campaign event.
Expect to see more of this in the future. For Trump, the entire US government is a theatrical set for his campaign. https://t.co/ghyufdpxbq
— Christina Wilkie (@christinawilkie) February 24, 2019
Reporter Zach Everson, who recently doxxed a private citizen working at Mar-a-Lago as a baker for being a Q-Anon supporter, smells a plot to benefit a sold-out Trump Hotel in D.C.
The 263-room Trump Hotel D.C. is sold out July 2–5. https://t.co/F7eU2wcUg7
— Zach Everson (@Z_Everson) February 24, 2019
Writer James Gleick sees visions of Mussolini:
If Trump turns July 4th into a Mussolini rally, are the broadcast networks going to fall in line? pic.twitter.com/hE0sMh31W8
— James Gleick (@JamesGleick) February 24, 2019
Never-Trumper Bill Kristol insulted Trump and called for blocking his plans by the feds, DC and/or corporations:
His vulgarity knows no bounds, his narcissism no limits. https://t.co/xTNtqFBm1u
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) February 24, 2019
I’m not sure who controls the D.C. July 4th celebration—I suppose some combination of the National Park Service and D.C. government and corporate sponsors?—but perhaps Congress &/or D.C. &/or the private sector could refuse to accede to the Trumpification of the day? https://t.co/xTNtqFBm1u
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) February 24, 2019
One anonymous lawmaker thinks Congress may have a say:
A lawmaker DM-ed me this after Trump announced (whatever he thinks he announced about the 4th of July) pic.twitter.com/UwP1ZhvIbU
— Matt Laslo (@MattLaslo) February 24, 2019
Historians Kevin M. Kruse and Michael Beschloss see the ghost of Richard Nixon.
The president who calls his supporters the Silent Majority wants to hold a Fourth of July rally at the Lincoln Memorial as "a salute to America"?
Where have I heard that before?
Oh, right. Nixon. It's always Nixon with him.https://t.co/C1kiZR0Q4Z
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) February 12, 2019
— Michael Beschloss (@BeschlossDC) February 24, 2019
The Nation’s John Nichols sees Abraham Lincoln getting sick to his stomach.
The statue of Abraham Lincoln just threw up a little in its mouth. https://t.co/Czqa62u9EZ
— John Nichols (@NicholsUprising) February 24, 2019
Actors Alyssa Milano and Ed Asner prove yet again actors do not speak original lines:
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) February 24, 2019
My God this is brilliant. Apart from the favorite president thing. You have really outdone yourself. Maybe we can have this every year. https://t.co/TlMr3pyTxZ
— Ed Asner (@TheOnlyEdAsner) February 24, 2019