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Trump's 4th of July Celebration

Updated on July 5, 2019
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Donald Trump got his day, but looked disappointed and wet. A Salute to America, Trumps celebration.

Trump morning tweet, doesn't get what it's costing the taxpayers
Trump morning tweet, doesn't get what it's costing the taxpayers

It's my party, finally!

In 2017, Donald Trump attended the Bastille Day festivities in France with the French President; where the French celebration included a military parade, a ball, a cruise down the Seine to admire the fireworks from the best seat in the house.

Since that day, Trump called for a grand celebration on the 4th of July, the cost was going to be in the ballpark of $92 million dollars. After much negative press and protests pertaining to the excessive cost. Trump announced that he would not be having on in 2018, but that he would be having one.

This fourth of July, Trump held true to his promise. He was going to have his parade at any cost. The lack of transparency from the Trump administration has left everyone wondering exactly how much was spent on this grand celebration.

On July 3rd at 9:30 am, Trump showed America that he has no sense of cost or value of things. Just like the time he said, we had to show ID to buy milk. Trump just doesn't get it or he doesn't care as long as he gets what he wants.


Military power one, Trumps show of force.
Military power one, Trumps show of force.
Military power two
Military power two

It wasn't free

Let's throw out some facts for the American people. It's obvious that Trump has never had to pay for anything. He doesn't pay taxes, he doesn't pay his debt, he files law suits to avoid payments. When he was broke, daddy bailed him out and after daddy, his "fixer" attorney's have kept him out of financial trouble.

The average taxpayer is making less than a livable wage and parade of this kind is not cheap, our tax dollars are being spent frivolously.

  1. These military crafts came from Georgia, California, Florida, Virginia, Maryland, Missouri, Kentucky and New Jersey. So, Trump lied to the American people when he tweeted the airport is next door, like all the equipment was coming from there.
  2. An M1A1 tank holds 490 gallons of fuel, each tank has a crew of 4, the tank commander, gunner, loader and driver.
  3. When they had difficulty getting the tanks through an overpass, cranes were brought in to assist. These cranes weren't free.
  4. The cost to bring the tanks from Georgia was not cheap.
  5. The number of military crafts: approximately 23. Air Force 1, MH60 Jay Hawk Helicopter, MH65 Dolphin Helicopter, HC144 Ocean Sentry, B2- Stealth Bomber, (2) F-22 Raptors, (2) F-18 Super Hornets, (2) F-35 Lightnings, (2) V-22 Ospreys, VH92- Helicopter, (4) Apache Helicopters, Blue Angels, Navy C5, (2) M1A1 Tanks and (2) Bradley Fighting Vehicle, aka. APC (armored personnel carrier.) These require, fuel and personnel to fly and maintain the aircraft as well as the armored vehicles. Example, an M1A1 costs a minimum of $19K per month to maintain.
  6. The logistics of getting the military equipment, personnel quarters while they are in DC is additional costs.
  7. The $24,000 bullet proof shield that was built for Trump's speech.
  8. According to the pentagon, the cost of the fly overs was well over $1 million dollars.

When our own government hides information that our tax dollars are paying for, that is taxation without representation. As taxpayers it is our right to have that information, but can we trust that if we are given information, that it will be correct?

A Trump Production
A Trump Production

A Salute to America

Trump's evening was the perfect production, put on by a television reality actor. Sadly, it was like everything that is Trump marred with lies and suspicion; which took away from a celebration that should have been about our country and its history.

The state parks, whose budget was cut is now having to cough up $2.5 million dollars to offset some on the cost of this Trumpian event.

Phantom Fireworks, CEO Bruce Zaldon, who lobbied Trump to hold off on the $300 billion additional tariff's to China that included fireworks donated the fireworks for this event along with Fireworks by Grucci. Trump announced the donations the same day he announced holding off on the additional tariff's to China.


Mr. & Mr. Donald J Trump
Mr. & Mr. Donald J Trump

Why so glum?

Trump got everything he wanted so why so glum?

Other than letting the world know his historical ignorance when he said that we had airports during the revolutionary war and then confusing with War of 1812 and the Revolutionary War.

One day removed from this grand celebration he just had to have and he's moved on, not but one mention on twitter?


© 2019 Lady Liberty

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    • Abecedarian profile imageAUTHOR

      Lady Liberty 

      8 months ago from These United States, Texas

      Since you pick and chose, look at my article on Iran, it explains it quite clearly.

    • bradmasterOCcal profile image

      Brad 

      8 months ago

      Jack

      They tell lies all the time and call it the truth. They believe a lie told over and over ends up as the truth because of the repetition.

      And you said it perfectly, "what is important is what he does in office".

    • bradmasterOCcal profile image

      Brad 

      8 months ago

      A statement is not a lie, just because you say so.

      Did Hillary or Obama lie to the people?

      How was it proven that Obama didn't give Iran billions to release prisoners, the same as the Iran Contra?

    • Abecedarian profile imageAUTHOR

      Lady Liberty 

      8 months ago from These United States, Texas

      Jack Lee i don't care how you spin it, a lie is a lie. So a drug dealer is ok to sell drugs because the outcome is he makes good money to support his family? Your excuse for Trump is just that, an excuse.

    • jackclee lm profile image

      Jack Lee 

      8 months ago from Yorktown NY

      Trump’s MO is to exaggerate and use superlatives... you call call it lies or you can write them off as political ploys. It matters not, what is important is what he does in office. Don’t you agree?

    • Abecedarian profile imageAUTHOR

      Lady Liberty 

      8 months ago from These United States, Texas

      Jack Lee, it is not an obsession with Trump in any way, it is merely to call a lie a lie. And he does it with such regularity. He tells a minimum of 2 lies a day and that is being generous.

      Brad, your obama billions to Iran has already been proven to be a right wing lie, no matter how much you repeat it, the outcome is the same.

    • jackclee lm profile image

      Jack Lee 

      8 months ago from Yorktown NY

      Brad, you are right. The left have no problem spending billions on everything under the sun except for the military and for building the wall to defend our sovereignty.

    • bradmasterOCcal profile image

      Brad 

      8 months ago

      "From Military Times:

      'Costs $122,311 an hour to fly a B-2 bomber, which is making the trip from its home at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri and back. Officials said this will be considered a training event, with the cost already budgeted. They said the per-hour flying cost of the F-22 fighter is $65,128.'"

      B:

      This is called National Pride and it is on the 4th of July, I guess you don't care about America. You only care about what?

      You would rather give billions to illegal aliens!

      On 911, none of these planes flew to stop an attack on America, yet the skies were filled with Military Maneuvers, now what is your tosis?

      It was OK for Obama to give billions to Iran?

    • jackclee lm profile image

      Jack Lee 

      8 months ago from Yorktown NY

      For a view of the other side, here is a list of my articles on Trump...

      https://hubpages.com/literature/My-Hubbook-on-Trum...

    • jackclee lm profile image

      Jack Lee 

      8 months ago from Yorktown NY

      Lady Liberty, I value your service to this country and respect your opposing views. I never served in the military. When I graduated college, Vietnam war had just ended, and we went to a volunteer service. Your service and others that defended our nation is what gives all of us the right to voice our opinions in an open and free society.

      I respectfully disagree with your politics as you with my. Perhaps we can all sit back and reflect on the past 240 plus years in the anniversary of our founding as a nation.

      History will judge the performances of our presidents, past and present.

      Every one of them, including George Washington, had some faults. They are all human and prone to human frailty...

      The measure of the presidency is the total package.

      I must say, looking at your profile and your list of recent articles, it does seem you are obsessed with Trump.

    • Abecedarian profile imageAUTHOR

      Lady Liberty 

      8 months ago from These United States, Texas

      I don't need to read his version of the text or his excuses. I saw the speech, the man-child is an embarrassment.

    • Abecedarian profile imageAUTHOR

      Lady Liberty 

      8 months ago from These United States, Texas

      ptosis, well put.

    • Abecedarian profile imageAUTHOR

      Lady Liberty 

      8 months ago from These United States, Texas

      When you have defended this country and put your life on the line for every person living in these United States, it's not hypocrisy. It's pride in doing what is right. As always, a Trump supporter to the core, throw in Obama if it makes you feel better. Now who is the hypocrite?

    • jackclee lm profile image

      Jack Lee 

      8 months ago from Yorktown NY

      It is pure hypocrisy for you to complain about the cost of this celebration. Can’t you see that? I get it, you don’t like Trump. But picking this issue is just insanity.

      It would be more understandable if you had similar sentiments about Obama, when he and Michele took separate planes to the same vacation spots..costing twice as much...

      https://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/mar/13/oba...

    • ptosis profile image

      ptosis 

      8 months ago from Arizona

      From Military Times:

      'Costs $122,311 an hour to fly a B-2 bomber, which is making the trip from its home at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri and back. Officials said this will be considered a training event, with the cost already budgeted. They said the per-hour flying cost of the F-22 fighter is $65,128.'

      Jack Lee, read the transcript yourself.

      'The Continental Army suffered the bitter winter of Valley Forge, found glory across the waters of the Delaware, and seized victory from Cornwallis of Yorktown. Our Army manned the air [Inaudible] -- it rammed the ramparts. It took over the airports. It did everything it had to do. And at Fort McHenry, under the rockets' red glare, it had nothing but victory.'

      He blamed the teleprompter went kaput, so he pulled that outta his own head which was firmly engulfed in his own nether region.

    • Abecedarian profile imageAUTHOR

      Lady Liberty 

      8 months ago from These United States, Texas

      My point was the fact that he had to have an I love me parade at the expense of tax payers, apparently you didn't read my article, oh wait, you did because you had to throw a did at Obama. You must of slept through the bail out after the Republican melt down.

    • jackclee lm profile image

      Jack Lee 

      8 months ago from Yorktown NY

      Here is the text of his speech -

      https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/re...

      What specific part do you have a problem with?

    • jackclee lm profile image

      Jack Lee 

      8 months ago from Yorktown NY

      So what is your point in writing this article?

      Did you even read, or hear his speech on the 4th of July?

      What is your opinion of that speech?

      Check it out first before you criticize.

      It is funny how some complain about the cost...when it comes to Trump.

      Under Obama, he spent us to the poor house and not a peep...

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