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Tue May 14, 2019, 07:18 PM

Hogan, Local Lawmakers Give Thumbs-Down to Trump's July 4 Plan

President Trump’s plan to tweak Washington, D.C.’s traditional July 4 celebration on the National Mall isn’t playing well with political leaders in neighboring Maryland.

According to The Washington Post Saturday, Trump ordered Interior Secretary David Bernhardt to begin organizing an event called “A Salute to America” three months ago.

The customary Independence Day fireworks would be moved from the center of the mall to a spot closer to the Potomac River, the Post reported. And the president, who is up for reelection next year, would break from tradition by giving a speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

Trump, who was repeatedly pushed aides to organize a military parade down Pennsylvania Avenue, only to be rebuffed by local officials and budget hawks at the Pentagon, foreshadowed his plans back in February when he tweeted that Americans should “HOLD THE DATE!” because July 4 would bring “Major fireworks display, entertainment and an address by your favorite President, me!”

Read more: https://www.marylandmatters.org/2019/05/13/hogan-local-lawmakers-give-thumbs-down-to-trumps-july-4-plan/

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Tue May 14, 2019, 07:23 PM

1. Good, glad to see hogan agrees with me on this. AND

“Most presidents have celebrated the Fourth of July without trying to corrupt it with propaganda and monarchical pageantry, but that’s obviously not his style,” said Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) in an interview.

Independence Day is “a great holiday” that shouldn’t become “a state-organized propaganda event,” he added.

In a statement, House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.) said, “The President’s decision to insert politics into a celebration of our nation is deeply concerning. The estimated cost would be significant, and would essentially amount to a taxpayer-funded campaign rally.

“I hope the House committees of jurisdiction will closely examine the President’s proposal. The Trump Administration ought to rethink this decision.”

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Response to elleng (Reply #1)

Tue May 14, 2019, 07:28 PM

2. Hogan does seem to be one of those endangered species Republicans

that actually does the correct things on occasion. I wouldn't mind seeing him announce that he would run in the GOP primary to shake Trump up. Hogan could be a useful tool (or is that fool ).

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #2)

Tue May 14, 2019, 07:29 PM

3. Some have thought he would do that;

not sure where he is now.

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