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Sun May 12, 2019, 11:16 AM

Trump Moving Forward With Revamped July 4th Celebration in D.C.

President Donald Trump is going full steam ahead on a plan to revamp the traditional Fourth of July celebration in Washington into a more partisan, Trump-focused event.

On Feb. 24 Trump tweeted a “HOLD THE DATE!” that teased an event at the Lincoln Memorial “and an address by your favorite President, me!

Washington has for generations staged a non-partisan July 4 fireworks display and concert that’s nationally broadcast on PBS. “A Capitol Fourth” is held on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, about two miles from Trump’s proposed gathering place at the Lincoln Memorial. The city also hosts an Independence Day parade through downtown early in the day, and various other events.

The suggestion to “hold the date” was ridiculed at the time, and some worried about having an Independence Day celebration focused on Trump, rather than on the nation. Imagery of the president speaking in front of the white marble monument, complete with fireworks, would also be 2020 campaign footage gold.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-05-11/trump-moving-forward-with-revamped-july-4th-celebration-in-d-c?srnd=politics-vp

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 11:20 AM

1. I will be at a SciFi convention in Minneapolis that day....

And far away from a TV.

Who wants to be part of the AREN'T I GREAT day?

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 11:37 AM

2. "and an address by your favorite President, me!"

So he thinks he's Obama?

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 11:41 AM

3. Yep, a photo op in front of the Lincoln Memorial for a campaign ad.

Doesn’t it make you want to vomit. The

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 11:52 AM

4. Since it's a public event, not private campaign rally, anyone could show up

And feel free to boo, wave a sign, or turn their backs...

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Response to Fiendish Thingy (Reply #4)

Sun May 12, 2019, 11:58 AM

5. Ohh wouldn't that be something if people booed and yelled at him and it turned into a major

pr disaster for him. But I fear magas might show up with guns and start shooting. Unless there is a law against open carry in DC.

Th anti magas should wear white as a protest but also to show our numbers against him.

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #5)

Sun May 12, 2019, 12:23 PM

6. I'm sure security would be tight

But that wouldn't stop people from booing or turning their backs.

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Response to Fiendish Thingy (Reply #4)

Sun May 12, 2019, 02:10 PM

8. Yes, but, as with most official presidential events, there'll be a buffer and a "VIP" section

The WH advance teams will make sure that everyone in the camera shot audible on the audio feed are Trump-loving MAGA-hat wearing fanatics.

It will be up to the media to venture past the press area to cover the whole crowd, not just those in the carefully-planned shot.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 12:56 PM

7. I'll be busy setting up sprinklers to foil my neighbors 'over my property' fireworks display

The guy is a cop so calling to report him is useless. Confronting him is dangerous because he's also a hot headed a$$hole.

So, this year I'm setting up an oscillating sprinkler, and setting it on HIGH.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 03:48 PM

9. "Grab the date! Hold the date! Rape the date!"

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 03:51 PM

10. The locals will have none of this nonsense.

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