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Wed Jul 3, 2019, 03:39 PM

D.C. Mayor on Trump's 4th of July Speech: We Hope This Isn't a 'Show of Force to Our Own People'

Source: Mediaite


By Ken MeyerJul 3rd, 2019, 1:41 pm

Washington D.C. mayor Muriel Bowser said on Wednesday that she hopes President Donald Trump‘s militarized Fourth of July speech doesn’t evolve into “a show of force” toward the American people.

Bowser and D.C. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) gave a joint interview to MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell, and they began by talking about the costs and logistics of setting up Independence Day festivities around the capital. When the discussion arrived at the costs of bringing in military equipment and Trump’s instance that it won’t be so expensive, Bowser countered that “we don’t know what our total costs are yet,” referring to the inevitable expenses for the park service and security.

Norton got in to say that Trump has gone beyond politicizing the military, “now we’re going to militarize the entire [Fourth of July].”

“He has converted this into a campaign event for all purposes,” Norton said. “Imagine what the costs will be for a president to be on the mall. Leave aside the other security costs with people on the mall. Insert into that the president and dozens of other type level public officials, and you can see the costs to the federal government will be immense.”

Read more: https://www.mediaite.com/tv/d-c-mayor-on-trumps-4th-of-july-speech-we-hope-this-isnt-a-show-of-force-to-our-own-people/

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Reply D.C. Mayor on Trump's 4th of July Speech: We Hope This Isn't a 'Show of Force to Our Own People' (Original post)
DonViejo Jul 3 OP
MontanaMama Jul 3 #1
emmaverybo Jul 3 #3
MontanaMama Jul 3 #7
NastyRiffraff Jul 3 #8
emmaverybo Jul 3 #2
Scarsdale Jul 3 #4
durablend Jul 3 #5
Traildogbob Jul 3 #6

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jul 3, 2019, 03:45 PM

1. I'm not going to lie...this

has crossed my mind. Military leaders would have to go along with that which seems unlikely but it still feels like MF45 is trying to send a message. Just the thought of tanks in our streets makes me want to hole up in my house with the blinds drawn.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 3, 2019, 03:51 PM

3. Evokes images of Tiananmen Square and 1968 Soviet Union invasion of Czechoslovakia. NT

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Response to emmaverybo (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 3, 2019, 04:33 PM

7. Yes it does.

I remember watching that coverage and it took my breath away.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 3, 2019, 10:33 PM

8. I think it's crossed a lot of people's minds

Mine included. We've all seen images of tanks on streets...in Czechoslovakia, Poland, Hungary, N. Korea, China, etc. etc. And we've seen what that means. Never, to my knowledge, have we seen them on the streets of the U.S. Until now.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jul 3, 2019, 03:47 PM

2. Well he did threaten opposition with motorcycle pals, police, and military. NT

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jul 3, 2019, 03:56 PM

4. Is there nobody in government

with enough courage to say NO to this lunatic? I am beyond disgusted with all of our so-called government. It is bad enough this clown shames us overseas, but now he is back on US soil, and he is getting even worse. I hope the weather is horrible.

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Response to Scarsdale (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 3, 2019, 04:08 PM

5. Afraid not

Republicans are completely corrupt and "our team" might get yelled at (or the big donors would dry up) if we hurt MF45's fee-fees.

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Response to durablend (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 3, 2019, 04:21 PM

6. 🐘💰🐘💰

Up to $92 million so far. This from the "How will we gonna pay for it" party every time a policy to help American citizen is brought up. How we gonna pay for a parade, unlimited golf outings, unlimited KKKlan rallies, world vacations for him and his spawn, the whole damn White House and family for a sleep over with the queen, another fucking war, a wall, congress COLA request.....need I continue? Government for the people, of the people, representation through taxation. Guess who does not pay taxes or for any of this horse shit? Not trumps, not billionaires, not CEO's....working people and tRumpsters. MAGA! Fiscal CONservitive Family Vaue Party.

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