Wanna-be Dictator Trump’s 4th Of July

Trump Sees Celebration Of Him & Celebration Of U.S. As Same Thing

Trump’s White House pushed back when reporters questioned why VIP tickets were going to GOP donors for the president’s July 4th speech on the National Mall. Kimberly Atkins reacts.

 

Carole King: President Donald Trump’s 4th Of July Rally Feeds His Ego

 

While it’s unclear how much Trump’s 4th of July event will cost, the Washington Post reports that “The cost of a military parade Trump had planned for last year was about $92 million.” However, “that parade was scuttled after the potential costs became public.”

 

Bette Midler And Other Celebs Hit Social Media To Slam Trump’s July 4th ‘Salute To Himself’

Bette Midler, Rosie O’Donnell and a handful of other celebs Tuesday took to Twitter to slam President Donald Trump’s plans for a July 4th celebration in Washington, D.C. “He’s [Trump] demanding big tanks on the mall, For his Fourth of July Big Ass Ball,” the 73-year-old singer tweeted.

“Bette Midler And Other Celebs Hit Social Media To Slam Trump’s July 4th ‘Salute To Himself’. The Cost of Mueller report was $35m, which is about half the cost of Trump’s July 4th parade. The first probed an historic assault on US democracy. Second is a militarized rally to glorify 1 man. Trump calls Mueller “world’s most expensive witch hunt.” What does that make his parade?” Click above to read the entire article.

 

Opinion | George Washington Would Hate Trump’s July 4 Parade

The men and women who fought in the American Revolution despised pageantry and personality cults. By T.H. Breen Mr. Breen, a professor at large at the University of Vermont, is the author of the forthcoming “The Will of the People: The Revolutionary Birth of America.”

“All Americans should be appalled by Trump’s July 4 Parade. Even during an era of extreme hyperbole, the unabashed narcissism driving the parade plans is astonishing. The focus on a single leader, on the construction of a cult of personality, would have incensed the men and women who sacrificed so much to create a new nation. As Capt. Joseph Bloomfield explained to a company of New Jersey troops preparing to fight in the Revolutionary War, the American states had “entered a new era of politics.” He warned the soldiers to be on guard against the rise of an “aspiring Demagogue, possessed of popular talents and shining qualities, a Julius Caesar, or an Oliver Cromwell” who “will lay violent hands on the government and sacrifice the liberties of his country.” Click above to read the entire article.

 

Trump’s July 4 extravaganza sets a political trap

Donald Trump’s attempt to make July Fourth great again is turning into an eloquent metaphor for the excesses and polarization of his presidency.

“Trump’s attempt to make July Fourth great again is turning into an eloquent metaphor for the excesses and polarization of his presidency. His choreography for tanks on the National Mall, war plane flyovers, his own televised address and a longer than normal red, white and blue fireworks display means that even Independence Day — for generations a rare unifying moment — will be politicized. Instead of the “Salute to America” that he has proclaimed, Trump’s critics fear he’s really plotting a salute to himself. His latest grandiose photo op appears to be a reflection of his own vanity, obsession with crowd sizes, craving for the spotlight, penchant for military hardware and his flirtations with authoritarianism.” Click above to read the entire article.

Trump ‘demands military chiefs stand next to him’ at Fourth of July parade

Donald Trump has reportedly requested the chiefs of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines stand next to him during a special Fourth of July event. The US president has said a display of US military tanks will be part of the “Salute to America” event he is headlining in Washington on Thursday.

Wanna-be Dictator Trump ‘demands military chiefs stand next to him’ at Fourth of July parade. Click above to read the entire article.

 

Trump Is Packing the July 4 Fireworks Because He’s Afraid of Getting Booed

President Trump is trying to take over the July 4th fireworks display in Washington. But Trump is afraid of being booed and rarely goes out in public, and is manipulating the event to pump up his support.

TRUMP AFRAID OF GETTING BOOED

“Trump ventures out in public far less than his predecessors. He rarely dines out, and when he does, it is usually at a property he owns. His speeches are almost always held in controlled spaces. He is the only president in more than a century not to throw a ceremonial first pitch at a baseball game, a venue that would expose him to a booing crowd. The Fourth of July celebration exposes Trump to the sort of crowd from which he has been traditionally insulated. The event is held in Washington, which (along with its surrounding suburbs) is heavily Democratic. It is also drawing protesters who will fly the famous Baby Trump blimp. The service chiefs have to stand next to Trump as human patriotism bodyguards. He deserves the reception he fears: loud, merciless boos.” Click above to read the entire article.