According to a report from AL.com, Donald Trump's plan to hold a July 4th weekend rally at the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park on the western shore of Mobile Bay has been shot down by park commissioners over concerns about its possible content.
In a statement chairman of the commission, Bill Tunnell explained the board thought Trump's rally "...was going to be a partisan political event, rather than just a patriotic event planned for that evening," which is why they denied the permit.
"Tunnell says commissioners sought an opinion from the attorney general's office in late May. NBC 15 News obtained Attorney General Steve Marshall's response which stated there was little time for a formal opinion to be rendered but did note the park may be used for political events provided access is 'available for all political parties and candidates on an equal basis,'" NBC 15 News reported.
Needless to say, the former president being denied his July 4th rally set off a flurry of commentary with one Twitter commentator thanking God July 4th news of whatever Trump planned to say won't be front and center over the holiday weekend.
You can see some comments below:
@tomlobianco All the guests were flight risks and can’t make it...?— jppeterson (@jppeterson) 1624981871.0
Southern man don't need him around anyhow? https://t.co/eYYMrN8W1P— vern dufford (@vern dufford) 1624979776.0
After his crowd walked away before he was done in Ohio, Alabama cancels his rally because they "Don't allow partisa… https://t.co/QZGBOi9fBh— Dusty ☄️ (@Dusty ☄️) 1624985206.0
@TVBikerDad Absolutely. Maybe if he paid his previous bill it might be different. But, no, he is a grifter and keeps spreading his lies.— Terry Darring Rogers (@Terry Darring Rogers) 1624981072.0
@JoeMyGod Isn’t this Federal property, which forbids partisan political rallies? Because he constantly broke protoc… https://t.co/bR41PwqnNr— M. AR Sanders (@M. AR Sanders) 1624982238.0
@JoeMyGod Isn’t Melania hosting a family bbq that day? Ivanka is bringing champagne popsicles and Junior is bringing rage.— Rex 💉 (@Rex 💉) 1624978928.0
@TerriIsSickOfU Dang. Alabama? Maybe there is hope yet!— Teresa Freeman (@Teresa Freeman) 1624985613.0
Aren’t all of TFG’s “feed his ego” rallies partisan political events? Perhaps the poor attendance @ the last rally… https://t.co/a27Zil4OF3— ᒪIᔕᗩ T. 🙋🏻♀️❄️🇺🇸🌊 (@ᒪIᔕᗩ T. 🙋🏻♀️❄️🇺🇸🌊) 1624986818.0
Headline revealing we've reached the Groper's inevitable #Pariah stage... "Trump rally in Mobile’s Battleship Par… https://t.co/Y4dR3N5tVU— JAS (@JAS) 1624981274.0
@ALcomMobile Heartbreaking. I mean, where will the Grifters grift now?— David A Bush (@David A Bush) 1624982623.0
@abc3340 They could move the rally to the garbage dump where it belongs.— holley (@holley) 1624981141.0