Can somebody explain to me why, other than hatred of President Trump, the news media is devoting endless TV hours and print to slamming him for wanting to lead a July celebration?
He is the president of the United States.
Trump’s decision to lead and expand the festivities is not the “politicization” of the Fourth, as people on the TV sets now routinely charge. It’s not even an election year.
Of course, everything a president does has a tinge of politics to it. If you don’t like that, go find a monarch. But I don’t even think politics are entering into this particularly. The president saw how the French celebrate Bastille Day, in grand style, and he wanted the same for the United States.
And for himself. Trump has a big ego, that’s no secret. So did Barack Obama, who was just more subtle about it.
I think this is going to be a fantastic Fourth. Hopefully, the opinion makers who masquerade as straight newsmen and women will get out of the way just long enough for everyone to enjoy it.