After two years of trying, President Donald Trump finally got the military pageantry he has so desperately wanted. The annual Fourth of July celebration in Washington, DC—a parade, concert, and fireworks—featured tanks, fighter planes and Trump himself. It was called “A Salute to America,” but it looked more like a salute to Trump, who made a rare address for a president on Independence Day from the Lincoln Memorial. A rain-soaked crowd around the Lincoln Memorial chanted “USA USA!” and Air Force One flew low over Washington as Trump strode up to the podium. While water ran down the front of the bulletproof glass enveloping the podium, he opened his remarks with, “Hello, America, Hello.” “Today we come together as one nation,” he told the crowd, which was divided by a fence that kept VIP guests separated from ordinary spectators. Trump stuck to the script, delivering his speech with his signature stilted … [Read more...] about This July 4th Had Everything: Tanks, Trump—and Scandal
July 4th independence day
The president’s favorite toys. Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images I’m your host, Benjamin Hart, and today I’m talking with Intelligencer writers Sarah Jones and Eric Levitz about President Trump’s latest norm violations. Ben: The Trump administration is planning what sounds like a jingoistic lovefest at the July 4th parade, an event that will include tanks on, or at least near, the streets, military flyovers, and a rousing speech from President Trump (which will likely devolve into a stump speech). All this has drawn a lot of opprobrium from those who despair that our wannabe-dictator president is planning an event more in keeping with the spirit of North Korea than the United States. But in a culture in which we revere veterans in a largely unquestioning manner, in which not standing for the national anthem has become a culture-war flash point, in which military spectacle (including flyovers) is tightly wrapped up with our most popular sport — is that … [Read more...] about Is Trump’s Fourth of July Spectacle Un-American?
Christie Brinkley went on a rant defending her choice to hose down a partygoer who decided to use her front yard as a restroom on the Fourth of July. On Monday, the 62-year-old actress and supermodel took to her Facebook account to defend her actions. (RELATED: This Bikini Photo Proves Christie Brinkley Is Not Aging At All [PHOTOS])(Photo: Getty Images) “I know it’s Independence Day but that does not mean ‘free to pee’ in front of my guests and me at my fireworks gathering,” Brinkley wrote. “Maybe the trespasser should celebrate ‘Depends Day’ as she apparently thinks she lives in ‘The Land of the Pee,’ and I was forced to hose down her mess after she urinated in my yard all the while throwing things at me.” “My wish for everyone on this Fourth of July is, ‘May you live in the Land of the Free from belligerent drunken stalkers with weak bladders and foul mouths (that’s not too much to ask … [Read more...] about Christie Brinkley To Unwelcome Fourth Of July Guest: This Isn’t ‘The Land of the Pee’
2020 presidential candidate Andrew Yang said he will give $1,000-per-month for 12 months to one lucky Twitter user who follows him by July 4. The giveaway replicates the entrepreneur’s most popular campaign promise of a universal basic income, or “Freedom Dividend,” which proposes $1,000-per-month every 12 months for all American citizen over the age of 18. (RELATED: Meet 2020 Candidate Andrew Yang And His Top 5 Campaign Points)I will give $1,000/mo for the next 12 months FREE to someone who retweets this and follows me by July 4th,” Yang wrote on Twitter. “Let’s show why money is the answer & why this is the campaign for people. No purchase necessary. US citizens only.” I will give $1,000/mo for the next 12 months FREE to someone who retweets this and follows me by July 4th Let’s show why money is the answer & why this is the campaign for people. No purchase necessary. US citizens only. https://t.co/ie7DMHJ86X — … [Read more...] about Andrew Yang Promises $12,000 To One Lucky Twitter User Who Follows Him By July 4
McAlister's® Deli™, a leading fast casual restaurant, is celebrating the grand re-opening of its restaurant located at 1425 Market Boulevard in Roswell. The guest appreciation celebration will feature several events including a fundraiser to benefit North Fulton Community Charities, Free Tea Day and guest giveaways. Guest appreciation events include:Monday, July 21 – Free cookie (No purchase necessary; one per person.)*Tuesday, July 22 – Fundraising Day for North Fulton Community Charities*Refillable tea tumblers and $10 McAlister's gift cards to the first 50 guests beginning at 10:30 a.m.*Wednesday, July 23 – Kids eat for $.99 cents all day*Thursday, July 24 – Free Tea Day (No purchase necessary; one per person.)Friday, July 25 – McAlister's 25th Anniversary Sweepstakes and Tumbler promotion kick-off*Offers valid only at McAlister's Deli at 1425 Market Boulevard, Roswell, GA. First come, first served. While supplies last. … [Read more...] about McAlister’s Deli Celebrates New Remodel and Grand Re-Opening with Guest Appreciation Week July 21 -25