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Trump’s Celebration of Himself

Incurvatus in se, and trying to pull the republic inward with him:

The National Park Service is diverting nearly $2.5 million in entrance and recreation fees primarily intended to improve parks across the country to cover costs associated with President Trump’s Independence Day celebration Thursday on the Mall, according to two individuals familiar with the arrangement.

Trump administration officials have consistently refused to say how much taxpayers will have to pay for the expanded celebration on the Mall this year, which the president has dubbed the “Salute to America.” The two individuals, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter, confirmed the transfer of the Park Service funds Tuesday.

The diverted park fees represent just a fraction of the extra costs the government faces as a result of the event, which will include displays of military hardware, flyovers by an array of jets including Air Force One, the deployment of tanks on the Mall and an extended pyrotechnics show. By comparison, according to former Park Service deputy director Denis P. Galvin, the entire Fourth of July celebration on the Mall typically costs the agency about $2 million.

For Trump’s planned speech at the Lincoln Memorial, the White House is distributing VIP tickets to Republican donors and political appointees, prompting objections from Democratic lawmakers who argue that the president has turned the annual celebration into a campaign-like event.

Via Park Service diverts $2.5 million in fees for Trump’s July Fourth extravaganza.

 

3 comments for “Trump’s Celebration of Himself

  1. joe
    07/03/2019 at 1:30 PM

    We have now reached the stage of our country’s devolution that we celebrate independence day by the president simultaneously running concentration camps for children and rolling tanks down constitution avenue. That is what we have come to. The president is playing with tin soldiers while people in his custody are dying of deliberate neglect.

    The monstrosity of torturing kids for their parent’s “sin” of asking for asylum cannot be overstated. What have we become??

    • JOHN ADAMS
      07/03/2019 at 1:58 PM

      There’s reason to doubt that a man like this, with a core of followers like his, will relinquish power voluntarily. Those committing these atrocities (and variously lying about them or exulting in them) aren’t those who respect the rule of law (election results included).

  2. George Bailey
    07/03/2019 at 3:47 PM

    tRUmp has laundered mob money (both La Cosa Nostra and RU mob- Semion Mogilevich) for decades. He will not voluntarily relinquish power (resign or losing 2020 vote) because he knows that as soon as he does, he will be (eventually) headed for prison.

    The racism, misogyny, cruelty, lying, hypocrisy, lawlessness: they are all features, not bugs of Boss Tweet and his similarly-compromised band of grifters, but also, these “features” are distractions. The mob expects to get its money laundered still, so it wants Magnitsky Act Sanctions and other sanctions to go away. The goal is create division, sow chaos… to distract from the money laundering.

    It’s not a magical coincidence that Cocaine Mitch’s home state of Kentucky gets a contract to build an Aluminum processing plant from none other than Rusal (Oleg Deripaska), once Bitch McConnell and others were successful in getting sanctions lifted from Deripaska.

    Every day it’s one infuriating, lawless thing after another. The only thing that remains is Nov. 3, 2020. DEMs better get it together and unified under one (1) centrist candidate that can win 270 in the Electoral College. Bernie and Tulsi are 5th-column dividers on the left-tip of the horseshoe. There is (should be) only one focus: that election is a referendum on tRUmp. Full stop. The Democratic attack ads vs. tRUmp write themselves.