I guess someone cannot wait to be embarrassed again.
Courtesy of Politico:
President Donald Trump’s beloved July Fourth celebration filled with military pomp and circumstance is set to return for a second year.
On Friday, the White House said in a statement that Trump will be hosting a “2020 Salute to America” at the White House on July 4, replete with “music, military demonstrations, and flyovers.” Trump is also set to give a speech before a fireworks display over the National Mall.
The news of the planned festivities confirms POLITICO’s reporting from late May that the president was considering a high-profile Independence Day event for the second straight year — despite opposition from local politicians.
On May 26, Democratic lawmakers from the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia urged Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Interior Secretary David Bernhardt not to hold another celebration to save taxpayer money and to avoid the spread of coronavirus.
Trump first hosted a Salute for America on July 4, 2019, bringing troops, tanks, helicopters and fighter jets to the streets of the nation’s capital. Last year’s event led former military leaders to bemoan Trump’s ceremonial use of the armed forces and drew the ire of Democrats like D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser.
The July Fourth event, which will also be hosted by the Department of the Interior, comes amid renewed accusations that Trump is politicizing the American armed forces.
You would think that Trump might wait for the memory of his last shit show fade from memory before trying to schedule a second one.
And this is Washington, D.C., not Oklahoma so just imagine how sparse the crowds will be for this event.
If Trump were a good leader he would take the taxpayer money he was planning to waste on this campaign event masquerading as a national celebration and use it to buy and distribute more PPE for the American people.
You can bet your ass that is what Joe Biden would do.