Many were quick to criticize the president for acting like he had come up with the idea of celebrating Independence Day in Washington.
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
The president is discovering July 4th because no one told him about this.
— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) February 24, 2019
I have a sense of deja vu. As though I’ve been to this before. Maybe even, every year. https://t.co/ry9fj7hX3V
— Joyce Alene (@JoyceWhiteVance) February 24, 2019
HOLD THE DATE! December 31, we will be holding a brand new style of celebration called “A Farewell to the Year Gone By and a Salute to the Newly Started One.” This innovative event will feature drinking champagne, staying up late and a midnight countdown. Mark your calendars!
— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) February 24, 2019