The tanks have already arrived in Washington, D.C.
— NBC News (@NBCNews) July 2, 2019
A brand new military helicopter is staged and ready to go.
The U.S. military’s new Marine One helicopter is scheduled to make its public debut Thursday as part of the military July 4 Washington flyover called for by President Trump.https://t.co/1O5LkiqjZV
— Jason Leopold (@JasonLeopold) July 3, 2019
There will be a show of military fighter jets, including the F-22 Raptor and the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, an Air Force B-2 Spirit stealth bomber, along with the Navy’s Blue Angels, and one of the planes used as Air Force One, all doing flyovers.
And on Independence Day President Donald Trump will deliver a speech to Americans – including the hundreds of thousands who make the trip to the National Mall each Fourth of July – as part of his July 4th “Salute to America.”
Our July 4th Salute to America at the Lincoln Memorial is looking to be really big. It will be the show of a lifetime!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 3, 2019
It will, for the first time ever, be an entirely partisan event.
Well, for one, the show of America’s military might is something that is more likely to be done by dictators – like Trump’s BFF Kim Jong-un – than by strong democracies that know you shouldn’t flaunt it.
And now we learn that the ticketed section up front for VIPs, including TRump’s friends and family, and top Republican National Committee donors, will be exclusively limited to Republicans.
Washington, D.C.’s NBC4 reports the RNC has received an allotment of tickets to hand out to VIP’s. The Democratic National Committee has been given none.
“The White House usually provides an allotment of tickets for White House events to each party’s national convention, which then distributes them to members as they see fit. Other ticketed celebrations include Christmas decoration viewings and garden tours in the spring and fall,” NBC4 reports.
A White House Press Office spokesperson said: “Any suggestion that this is a ticketed event is false.”
But, “When pushed about the fact that the RNC has received tickets for the VIP area but the DNC has not, the spokesman repeated his statement that the event is free and open to the public.”
Trump launches furious attack on Washington Post for new report about his racist tweet debacle: ‘Presidential harassment!’
President Donald Trump launched yet another attack on the Washington Post on Sunday morning, accusing the paper of "Presidential harassment!" for reporting on the fall-out from his racist tweets and his equally racist rally in North Carolina.
Responding to the Post's report that Kellyanne Conway was forced to tell the president that he had set off a firestorm last Sunday with his tweets attacking four Democratic lawmakers, the president pushed back using his old stand-by: "Fake News."
Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera turns his back on Trump after racist furor: His ‘critics were much more right than I’
Deep in a report on the fissures Donald Trump created between himself and some of his defenders, after he launched a racist attack on four Democratic lawmakers that led to an equally racist chant at a North Carolina presidential rally, Fox News contributor Gerald Rivera admitted that he now finds it near impossible to defend the president.
In an interview with the New York Times that came after Rivera blew up on a fellow Fox News host over the "send her back" chant aimed at Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) the longtime Fox personality said he has all but given up on Trump.
Panicky Kellyanne Conway was forced to explain to Trump why his Twitter attack on Dem lawmakers was racist: report
According to a behind-the-scenes report in the Washington Post, senior adviser Kellyanne Conway had to frantically explain to Donald Trump that his tweets attacking four Democratic lawmakers -- all of whom are women of color -- were racist and that he needed to walk them back.
The report states that Trump made the tweets early last Sunday and then was greeted by Conway with bad news after he returned from playing golf.