The White House promised that Donald Trump’s Fourth of July stunt wouldn’t be political, but that’s already happened as our country prepares for a MAGA event complete with military aircraft flyovers by the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels, a jetliner used as Air Force One, and military tanks. Trump wants Independence Day to be all about him but quite a few networks aren’t going to give airtime to the former reality show star’s ego-festival. At first, it was just MSNBC, but now, other networks are refusing to cover Trump’s big day — a day that has always been nonpartisan as we celebrate our country’s independence.
Apparently, only Fox News is willing to feed Trump’s ego.
This is reported by The Blaze, so that, in itself, speaks volumes.
Major U.S. media networks ABC, CBS, and NBC announced Wednesday that they are all snubbing President Donald Trump’s ‘Salute to America’ celebration on the Fourth of July and plan to stick with regularly scheduled shows rather than provide live television coverage of the event.”
The White House still hasn’t made it clear what the taxpayers will have to pay for Trump’s “Salute to America” event. Even with Trump’s bravado, he’s still concerned about the crowd size, much like his aggressive hissy fit over the poor showing of his Inauguration. Maybe Trump should take out a Craigslist ad in order to get a larger audience.
CBS News, one of the networks refusing to kiss Trump’s ass, said that the president was following through with the event “despite widespread criticism over the distracting from the holiday.”
“The president’s critics have chastised him for bringing costly military equipment reminiscent of more dictatorial regimes and for placing himself center stage in the typically nonpartisan celebration,” the network added.
Officials have objected to Trump’s insistence on displaying 60-ton tanks because they could cause damage to the roads and bridges. It’s become such a shitshow that even top military officials are opting out of attending the event.
The only service chief in attendance will be Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Karl Schultz. Instead of their top officers, the Navy, Air Force, Army and Marine Corps are sending a group of their next tier of leaders, including Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Bob Burke, Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen Wilson, incoming Army Vice Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Joseph Martin and one of several deputy commandants of the Marine Corps, Lt. Gen. Eric Smith.”
It’s rather sad that the only network willing to give Trump airtime today is Fox News, even though he’s lashed out at them, too, on Twitter over negative coverage of his scandal-plagued administration. It would be a shame if it rained on Trump’s big day.
It’s time for Trump to face the facts. He’s just not as popular as that email lady. Or even as popular as the plague.
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