Somebody needs another photo-Op

Discussion in 'Politics' started by JoeNation, Jun 27, 2020.

  1. JoeNation

    JoeNation Patron Saint of Idiots

    The man does love to celebrate himself and then throw himself a parade. Nothing is too good for this guy. I'd like to predict some of the photos we'll see. Air Force 1 flying over Mt. Rushmore with Trump looking out the window. Trump standing in front of all those troops and saluting. Lots of photos of Trump standing in front of lots of things red, white, and blue. Fireworks, guns, and God.

    This will be his campaign kick off reboot. Trump will find one that sticks eventually.

    1,700 troops will support Trump 'Salute to America' celebrations July 4: Pentagon
    Source: The Hill

    The Pentagon announced Saturday that roughly 1,700 service members will be involved in the federal government’s upcoming July 4 celebrations. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper approved a request from the Department of the Interior for defense officials to “support to the 2020 Salute to America,” on July 4, according to a Saturday statement.

    This year’s celebrations will include a flyover of Mount Rushmore, in addition to an “areal salute” in cities that “played roles in the American Revolution,” beginning in Boston and proceeding to New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C., according to the Saturday statement. The Defense Department will also “provide aerial, musical and ceremonial support” for the commemoration.

    Lawmakers have asked the president to cancel the Fourth of July event this year amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Ten lawmakers representing the National Capital region sent a letter to Esper and Interior Secretary David Bernhardt on Tuesday expressing concerns over the event sparking an outbreak.

    "Given the current COVID-19 crisis, we believe such an event would needlessly risk the health and safety of thousands of Americans," the lawmakers wrote. The letter was spearheaded by Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) and signed by Sens. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), and others. "Further, this event would come at the cost of millions of taxpayer dollars while we are facing an unprecedented economic downturn due to the pandemic," they added.

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