On Thursday the U.S. will celebrate Independence Day.
Trump schedules a campaign rally in N.C. on same day Mueller testifies publicly to Congress https://t.co/6rBm3sDqlU— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) July 3, 2019
The Washington Post reports that the campaign rally will be “held in an arena on the campus of East Carolina University that has an 8,000-seat capacity for basketball. The team’s website describes it as “cozy.”
At the writing of this post #BoycottTrump4thOfJuly is/was trending on Twitter.
Late Tuesday night President Trump tweeted that he asked both the Commerce Department and the Department of Justice to “do whatever is necessary,” to make sure the Citizenship question was added to the Census of 2020, as it is the “most vital of questions.”
A very sad time for America when the Supreme Court of the United States won’t allow a question of “Is this person a Citizen of the United States?” to be asked on the #2020 Census! Going on for a long time. I have asked the Department of Commerce and the Department of Justice….— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 3, 2019
….to do whatever is necessary to bring this most vital of questions, and this very important case, to a successful conclusion. USA! USA! USA!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 3, 2019
The pair of tweets was sent at 10:33 p.m. eastern time, five and a half hours after it was reported that the plaintiffs in the case had received an email as ABC News reported, from DOJ attorney Kate Bailey that said, “the printer has been instructed to begin the printing process,” without the question of citizenship added.
The New York Times reported, roughly six hours prior to the tweets that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross issued a statement that confirmed the printing process had begun.
The Census Bureau has started the process of printing the decennial questionnaires without the question. My focus, and that of the Bureau and the entire Department is to conduct a complete and accurate census.Ross statement via The New York Times.
The announcement follows after the Supreme Court offered a ruling that many needed a flow chart decide who was dissenting in part and who was concurring in part as Brad Heath a USA Today Reporter noted via tweet.
good luck, reporters -> pic.twitter.com/Hg3ec2ALse— Brad Heath (@bradheath) June 27, 2019
Bottom line the Court ruled that the Administrations reason for including the question which last appeared on a Census in 1950, was “contrived” and that they could go back and try to make a more reasonable argument to include the question.
Onward to Wednesday’s Tweets.
So far the President has tweeted
7 10 times.
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
In February the President tweeted out the announcement he would be having “one of the biggest gatherings in the history of Washington D.C.,” the date for this historic event July 4th, 2019.
HOLD THE DATE! We will be having one of the biggest gatherings in the history of Washington, D.C., on July 4th. It will be called “A Salute To America” and will be held at the Lincoln Memorial. Major fireworks display, entertainment and an address by your favorite President, me!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 24, 2019
On Monday the U.S. Department of the Interior released information regarding the “Salute to America.”
According to their press release the “Salute to America will honor each of the nation’s five service branches with music, military demonstrations, multiple flyovers including a flight demonstration by the Blue Angels, and much more.”
It will include music, flyovers, fireworks, and a Presidential Address.
A parade is scheduled to start at 11:45 a.m. eastern time.
President Trump is scheduled to speak at 6:30 p.m. eastern time.
A concert is scheduled to start at 8 p.m. eastern time.
The fireworks which are being launched from two places, “from West Potomac Park and behind the Lincoln Memorial,” are set to begin at 9:07 p.m. eastern.
The Washington Post reported on Tuesday that 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.”
As the article notes unnamed, anonymous, people familiar with the matter, none in the Trump Administration will speak to how much the event in D.C., is costing the U.S. tax payer.
CNN reported on Tuesday that according to people familiar with the event, that allies of President Trump have received some VIP tickets to “Salute to America” ceremony that will be held at the National Mall.
The RNC said they have received some tickets but called it “standard practice.”
The DNC said they have not received tickets.
The President’s Counselor Kellyanne Conway said, “This is a public event, it’s open to the public, the public is welcome to come celebrate our great country, the greatest Democracy, the Constitution, all the amendments.”
CBS News is reporting that VoteVets a veterans group “will hand out thousands of T-shirts to the crowd featuring the USS John McCain.
We have the greatest economy anywhere in the world. We have the greatest military anywhere in the world. Not bad!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 3, 2019
S&P 500 hits new record high. Up 19% for the year. Congratulations!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 3, 2019
China and Europe playing big currency manipulation game and pumping money into their system in order to compete with USA. We should MATCH, or continue being the dummies who sit back and politely watch as other countries continue to play their games – as they have for many years!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 3, 2019
Let it sink in the President of the U.S. is suggesting “we” become currency manipulators because other countries are doing it.
The cost of our great Salute to America tomorrow will be very little compared to what it is worth. We own the planes, we have the pilots, the airport is right next door (Andrews), all we need is the fuel. We own the tanks and all. Fireworks are donated by two of the greats. Nice!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 3, 2019
We own the planes
Fuel still has to be purchased to fly the planes we own.
we have the pilots
Yes, and I have no idea are they paid “extra” or is a flyover included in their salaries?
We own the tanks and all.
Again transporting them still costs money.
Military chiefs reportedly have concerns about the politicization of Trump’s July 4 event.— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) July 3, 2019
Pentagon leaders have reservations about putting tanks or other armored vehicles on display. Some top military chiefs are sending alternates in their place. https://t.co/KEoq1LxiuS
Some tweets from the still trending hashtag #BoycottTrump4thOfJuly
How far away are we from Trump just putting on a military uniform with a bunch of fake medals? #BoycottTrump4thOfJuly— Sean Flynn (@_SeanFlynn_) July 3, 2019
Some tweets from the now trending hashtag #BoycottTrumpJuly4
For what it’s worth, the weather forecast is calling for stormy weather on July 4th in the D.C. area.
Congratulations to Navy Seal Eddie Gallagher, his wonderful wife Andrea, and his entire family. You have been through much together. Glad I could help!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 3, 2019
KTLA channel 5 news is reporting that in appearance, Navy Seal Eddie Gallagher, who on Tuesday was found not guilty of murdering a wounded ISIS captive in Iraq, on Fox News, thanked the President and two Congressmen for their support during his trial.
Gallagher was found guilty of “posing with the militant’s corpse.”
The News Reports about the Department of Commerce dropping its quest to put the Citizenship Question on the Census is incorrect or, to state it differently, FAKE! We are absolutely moving forward, as we must, because of the importance of the answer to this question.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 3, 2019
The News reports were based on a Department of Justice email and an official statement from the Commerce Secretary.
This is not normal.
Fact check on Trump’s census tweet:— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) July 3, 2019
Email y’day from DOJ trial attorney Kate Bailey: “We can confirm that the decision has been made to print the 2020 Decennial Census questionnaire without a citizenship question, and that the printer has been instructed to begin the printing.”
but but but “fake news?”
For What It’s Worth
The President has suggested delaying the Constitutional mandated census which is to take place every ten years.
Trump Tweets From The G20 Summit https://t.co/fev3Df1Oqp— TheNewsBlender (@TheNewsBlender) June 28, 2019
Trump Wants to Delay the Census After SCOTUS Ruling https://t.co/1zbEoR55No— Snip🦈Bytes (@SnipBytes) June 27, 2019
Our Border Patrol people are not hospital workers, doctors or nurses. The Democrats bad Immigration Laws, which could be easily fixed, are the problem. Great job by Border Patrol, above and beyond. Many of these illegals aliens are living far better now than where they…..— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 3, 2019
…..came from, and in far safer conditions. No matter how good things actually look, even if perfect, the Democrat visitors will act shocked & aghast at how terrible things are. Just Pols. If they really want to fix them, change the Immigration Laws and Loopholes. So easy to do!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 3, 2019
…..Now, if you really want to fix the Crisis at the Southern Border, both humanitarian and otherwise, tell migrants not to come into our country unless they are willing to do so legally, and hopefully through a system based on Merit. This way we have no problems at all!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 3, 2019
As the News Blender reported on Wednesday Acting Department of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan announced the immediate investigation into the social media postings that he called “disturbing and inexcusable,” that were allegedly posted on Facebook by current and former border patrol agents.
Photos show hundreds of migrants crammed into overflowing border facilities.— NBC News (@NBCNews) July 3, 2019
One senior manager at a facility called the situation a “ticking time bomb,” according to DHS Office of the Inspector General report. https://t.co/p7w4CNOUHM pic.twitter.com/1YW4u0UwTH
Asylum is a legal form of entering the country. When they approach whether at a port of entry, or a non-port of entry, they can apply for asylum, that’s legal. I stress that it’s legally because our own President doesn’t seem to understand that nor do his supporters.
When they arrive and apply for asylum they are given rights under our Constitution, for example the right to due process.
I had to think hard about how I wanted to unpack these tweets, and you know what, they speak for themselves, so instead of tracking down every source for every time the R’s and D’s both failed to move immigration reform through both the House and the Senate, I’m gonna just say.
We are better than this.
We should demand better than this.
If we saw these images coming out of a country not our own we would condemn them as socialists, evil, as tyrants, we would relish our freedoms that ironically enough we celebrate tomorrow, the start of America.
We are better than this.
We should demand better than this.
If Illegal Immigrants are unhappy with the conditions in the quickly built or refitted detentions centers, just tell them not to come. All problems solved!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 3, 2019
Mexico is doing a far better job than the Democrats on the Border. Thank you Mexico!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 3, 2019
Iran has just issued a New Warning. Rouhani says that they will Enrich Uranium to “any amount we want” if there is no new Nuclear Deal. Be careful with the threats, Iran. They can come back to bite you like nobody has been bitten before!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 3, 2019
From President Reagan to President Trump my how far the Republican party has fallen.
For what it’s worth these are what we call “gin” up the base before a rally appearance tweets.
Let it sink in that before he speaks to the nation on the day we celebrate our Independence Day, he is bashing America and American’s along with it.
Now the threatening of a foreign country.
See? That speech tomorrow night will not be about the shiny city on the hill, no, it’s going to be a campaign rally, held on our dime, in our Nation’s Capital.
This post will be updated within reason.