President Donald Trump has announced a huge 4th of July Celebration in D.C. and Democrats are already infuriated.
As noted by Fox News, Trump has taken charge of this year’s 4th of July celebration in D.C. and wants to address the nation on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.
The president also reportedly wants to move the traditional fireworks display from the Capitol Reflecting Pool to the nearby West Potomac Park so more people can gather and watch the show.
Democrats are fuming over this, with some claiming there are “logistical issues.”
D.C.’s Democratic Mayor Muriel Bowser said: “We have a lot of people come to the Fourth of July. Logistically, over the years, the kinks have been worked out. We don’t want to throw off what already works.”
Other Democrats are accusing Trump of trying to “politicize” the event.
Minnesota Democratic Rep. Betty McCollum claims that Trump’s address would undermine the spirit of the celebration.
“It’s not about any one president. It’s about how our nation came to be, because of a hardy band of brave men and women,” McCollum said.
She added: “It’s not about any one person, it’s about ‘We, the people.’ And if the president moves to make this about him, I think he will find the America public disappointed and angered by it.”
A few months ago, Trump teased that he is planning “one of the biggest gatherings in Washington D.C.” for a 4th of July celebration.
“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!” he wrote.
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
Wouldn’t that be something to see?
The White House usually holds their own 4th of July celebration, but Trump is apparently wanting to make it bigger and have more Americans together.
Trump first hinted about plans of the Fourth of July blowout earlier this month, saying it could “become a tradition” — even though the city already has its own parade, concert and fireworks display on Independence Day.
“We’re thinking about doing on the Fourth of July or thereabouts a parade, a ‘Salute to America’ parade. It’ll be a, really a gathering as opposed to a parade, I guess you’d have to say,” he told reporters during a White House Cabinet meeting. “Perhaps at the Lincoln Memorial, we’re looking at sites. But we’re thinking about doing something which would become perhaps become a tradition . . . on July Fourth or July Fourth weekend.”
Pretty remarkable that Democrats are mad at the idea of Trump wanting to the 4th of July celebrations in D.C. bigger and more inclusive for everyone.