AOC Says July 4 Parade Was Poorly Attended, But Pictures Say Otherwise
Socialists Democrat gets debunked by pictured from the day
Democratic socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said President Donald Trump wasted money on the “poorly attended” Independence Day parade.
“Trump spent millions on a poorly attended, 1 day parade days after saying he couldn’t afford toothpaste & soap for caged children,” she tweeted.
“Did he ask Congress for military parade [money]? No.”
“Trump held these kids hostage to secure billions for their abusers. Congress needs to see that,” she added.
The basis of Ocasio-Cortez’s argument seems to be on the premise that the American people did not want Trump’s “Salute to America” event to happen.
“Trump calls bluff of critics in July 4th speech,” CNN acknowledged.
Trump spent millions on a poorly attended, 1 day parade days after saying he couldn’t afford toothpaste & soap for caged children.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) July 5, 2019
Did he ask Congress for military parade💰? No.
Trump held these kids hostage to secure billions for their abusers. Congress needs to see that.
in fairness to Trump the crowd size doesn't appear to be horrible pic.twitter.com/5oTXCrrDTb— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) July 4, 2019
It was wonderful to see our military celebrating #IndependenceDay at the Salute to America. Thank you to our military and their families for their patriotic sacrifices made to protect our great Nation. God bless our troops! pic.twitter.com/pduF8MWFJQ— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) July 5, 2019
"This is the noble purpose that inspired Abraham Lincoln to rededicate our nation to a new birth of freedom, and to resolve that we will always have a government of, by, and for the people." - @realDonaldTrump #SaluteToAmerica #4thofJuly #IndependenceDay pic.twitter.com/lP3bc7dQ8z— Jan Jekielek (@JanJekielek) July 5, 2019
Even Washington Post’s Marc Thiessen admitted, “Trump made his critics look small during his ‘Salute to America.'
The photos from the days debunked AOC's "poorly attended" claims, particularly those from Trump’s address to the National Mall.
“The event defied the critics who said the celebration on Thursday would be a partisan political spectacle that would not even attract a significant crowd. CBS, ABC, NBC, and MSNBC snubbed the celebration and didn’t air it live, save for their online streaming platforms,” Fox News reported.