“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!”
It’s easy, amid the near-constant norm-smashing of Trump’s presidency, to overlook any one event. That’s just Trump, you say, and roll your eyes.
But consider what we are talking about here: The President of the United States is planning to give a speech that, knowing him, will almost certainly be political in nature. And he is going to give it on the day in which we, as Americans, celebrate our independence.
The thing is: We already have a big celebration on the Fourth of July! In Washington! I’ve been. It’s wonderful! The National Symphony Orchestra plays! There are fireworks!
The Point: Up is down. D-O-G spells “cat.” This is the world that “your favorite President” has created. We’re all just living in it.