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Sun Jun 23, 2019, 12:13 PM

Trump's Fourth Of July Salute To Himself Will Feature 'Military' Parade And Flyovers

The festivities will lean heavily on military themes, with the Interior Department somewhat flimsily billing it as an event to "honor America's armed forces." This is in keeping with Trump's longstanding obsession with recreating France's Bastille Day parade. Trump initially demanded a lavish military parade down the streets of Washington, a plan that staff eventually dissuaded him from because of the stiff costs, including street damage from the heavy tanks and mobile missile platforms Trump wanted as centerpieces of his election celebration.

Trump's new Fourth of July event is indeed to feature a 10-block "military-themed" parade down Constitution Avenue—likely news to D.C. city officials who will now have to scramble with the additional logistics. It will also feature flyovers by military planes, including one used as Air Force One. And, presumably, extended attacks on his political opponents.

The new, still-murky costs imposed by Trump's additions and presence are not gaining him any new friends in D.C. government. District officials are already peeved at Trump's past interactions with the city, including his stiffing the city of $7.3 million for logistics surrounding his inauguration celebrations.

It's still not clear if protesters—that is, if the general public—will be able to attend Trump's speech or whether access will be restricted strictly to supporters. It will presumably be widely and obsessively televised, even when Trump invariably strays from his remarks to again attack his perceived enemies and the assembled press.



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left-of-center2012 Jun 2019 OP
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The Velveteen Ocelot Jun 2019 #2
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 12:15 PM

1. Rain... rain... rain... rain... rain...

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Sun Jun 23, 2019, 12:19 PM

2. Praying for a thunderstorm with a torrential downpour.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 12:44 PM

3. There's never a 3-headed dragon around when you need him.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 01:41 PM

4. Whiney baby needs to put his toys on display.

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Sun Jun 23, 2019, 01:44 PM

5. If the public isn't invited but his supporters are, then it is a campaign parade and should

be paid for upfront.

He's reenacting his days of playing with toy soldiers to soothe his ego and I don't want any money from my purse to help pay for it.

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