President Donald Trump announced Sunday morning that the government would he holding a July 4th celebration in Washington D.C. — as it does every year — with a bizarre “Hold the date!” proclamation and managed to make it all about himself.
Taking to Twitter, the president 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!”
As might be expected, multiple critics of the president noted that July 4th is a already a well-known day of patriotic celebration.
You can see the tweets below:
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
You're the bold innovator here, but … please hear me out … what if instead of calling it "July 4th" we called it "the Fourth of July"?
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) February 24, 2019
The president is discovering July 4th because no one told him about this.
— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) February 24, 2019
Trump to hold a rally for himself on July 4. And worst part is that we are paying for it with our tax dollars.
— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) February 24, 2019
This sounds like an autocrat trying to amass his supporters, desperately and offensively invoking patriotism, because he knows it’s all coming to an end, walls closing in.
— Michelangelo Signorile (@MSignorile) February 24, 2019
You stupid shit. They always do that. It’s called 4th of July. https://t.co/aB1NvulHGC
— Adrian. (@eversollae) February 24, 2019
Ummm…. You didn't just invent the Fourth of July Celebration. We celebrate this every year in epic fashion…
— Brian Krassenstein (@krassenstein) February 24, 2019
Exactly what we need, another ode to your ego 🙄
— Jenny M Colon (@jenpenn22) February 24, 2019
Ok. Got it. That's July what? 4th? Fireworks & everything? Great.
— Jeffrey Wright (@jfreewright) February 24, 2019
invent halloween next dipshit
— ceeks (@70Ceeks) February 24, 2019
WOW! A celebration saluting America on July 4th, why didn't the founding fathers think of that.
America has been celebrating #IndependenceDay for over 240 years.
— Dave Masters (@davemasters) February 24, 2019
So basically you are going to ruin the normal 4th of July festivities in Washington DC by making it all about you
— Are We Great Yet? (@rewegreatyet) February 24, 2019
So basically a normal DC Fourth of July celebration just with you speaking also? 🤔
— Latke🥔🥞 (@jaxie518) February 24, 2019
huh. parades and fireworks on the 4th of July. weird how in 240 years no one else has thought to do this. sir, you're amazing, where do you get these ideas? but the only fireworks I'm interested in is our president's twitter tantrum when Individual-1 Junior finally gets indicted
— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) February 24, 2019
Trump has issued a Save The Date for the 4th of July to celebrate himself and so Kellyanne can wear this outfit someplace other then carwash openings, picnics where she's the only one who shows up, and when harassing strangers at Starbucks because "I forgot my wallet"#4thOfJuly pic.twitter.com/SxVXaZ6qlb
— Paul Rudnick (@PaulRudnickNY) February 24, 2019