President Trump has announced a Huge 4th of July Celebration in D.C. and some critics are furious of course.
President Trump has gotten involved in the planning of this year’s 4th of July celebration in D.C., and some critics are furious.
Fox News reported that Trump’s plans are being criticized not only for imposing a burden on the city logistically, but also for political reasons.
Rep. Betty McCollum, a Minnesota Democrat who chairs the House Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies, told the newspaper 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,” she said.
“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.”
Back in February, President Trump suggested a “Salute to America” type celebration this 4th of July.
In order to allow more people to attend the immense Independence Day fireworks display in Washington, D.C. this year, they are being moved from the National Mall to nearby West Potomac Park. According to the Washington Post, President Trump is personally involved in planning the 2019 Fourth of July festivities in the capital and plans to address the nation from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.
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