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Democrats ask Trump to rethink U.S. Independence Day speech as his plans proceed apace

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Donny's already soiled the WH, so why not the Lincoln Memorial?

Hilarious that such a decisive person wants to give a speech at a monument to the president who fought to keep our country together.

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Trump should move forward with the speech and tell the Democrats two words and ignore them. The Democrats has the President more than they love their country. He shouldn’t consider any of their childish requests.

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So are the Democrats all going to agree not to give any speeches on Independence Day? After all they could turn into campaign rallies, lol.

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This national embarrassment has proven time and time again that he can't string two coherent sentences together, let alone give a unifying, uplifting Presidential level speech. I mean this moron launches into a four-letter word rant when speaking to 12 year old Boy Scouts.

https://edition.cnn.com/2017/07/25/politics/donald-trump-boy-scouts-speech/index.html

Put him in front of his crowd of Chinese-made MAGA hat wearing nuts and he'll go full-lunatic. Just stay in the Lincoln bedroom snacking on your big Macs and tweeting your hate speech Donnie - and save the 75% of Americans who think you're an idiot the pain and embarrassment of listening to you...

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It said that Trump's plans to attend would add "substantial" costs, and the needed security could severely inhibit access to the celebration for visitors.

In other words, we the taxpayers will be paying for it.

Why not the National Republican Committee and the Trump reelection committee ? 

The additional costs are caused only because trump wants to appear on a stage and talk about how well he is doing, how he alone can fix our " problems " and to denigrate his opponents.

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In other words, we the taxpayers will be paying for it.

Yes.

Why not the National Republican Committee and the Trump reelection committee ? 

What?

The additional costs are caused only because trump wants to appear on a stage and talk about how well he is doing, how he alone can fix our " problems " and to denigrate his opponents.

Look, I thought all of Obama’s speeches were a joke, but the guy was a President as as bad as he was, I had to suck it up and allow my hard earned money go and pay for his speeches and if I can tolerate it, all the haters can do the same, I got through it and liberals will as well. Lol

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 I thought all of Obama’s speeches were a joke, but the guy was a President as as bad as he was, I had to suck it up and allow my hard earned money go and pay for his speeches 

You obviously haven't read the story.

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If Obama had done this republicans would have lost their minds, so it's only natural that they're fine with Trump doing it. DC is my hometown. Moreover, the entire region is about as blue as it gets. So, just as no republican would have been running downtown on the 4th to see a Democratic president wrap himself in the flag, very few Washingtonians will have any interest in going this year. He'll have to bus in friendly crowds from rural VA or the Appalachians.

IOW, this will be a fundamentally partisan event. Why would I want to go down there in a crowd of MAGA capped fanatics cheering on a jingoistic moron. He's probably still trying to arrange a tank procession, so he ride in in style. The only thing that would make the picture complete is if he were surrounded by a bunch of strippers.

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You obviously haven't read the story.

I did, I was just saying.

If Obama had done this republicans would have lost their minds,

I’m not so sure about that.

so it's only natural that they're fine with Trump doing it. DC is my hometown. Moreover, the entire region is about as blue as it gets. So, just as no republican would have been running downtown on the 4th to see a Democratic president wrap himself in the flag, very few Washingtonians will have any interest in going this year. He'll have to bus in friendly crowds from rural VA or the Appalachians.

Which is good enough.

IOW, this will be a fundamentally partisan event. Why would I want to go down there in a crowd of MAGA capped fanatics cheering on a jingoistic moron. He's probably still trying to arrange a tank procession, so he ride in in style. The only thing that would make the picture complete is if he were surrounded by a bunch of strippers.

Strippers? Hmmm...

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So the President of the United States, the leader of our country, shouldnt be involved in a 4th of July event?

Dems getting more ridiculous every day.

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This national embarrassment has proven time and time again that he can't string two coherent sentences together, let alone give a unifying, uplifting Presidential level speech.

You must have missed this yesterday, lincolnman

Trump's speech at 75th D-Day anniversary in Normandy | Full remarks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhOMVlQxapY

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Trump was the father of birther-ism. Hence the originator of Fake News. Please keep this vile man off Lincoln's memorial.  

Any student of history knows that Trump is the opposite of everything Lincoln stood for.

Pray for rain, Donnie can't come out if his comb-over and make up get spoiled.

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Trump's Speech at the Lincoln Memorial;

"Ladies and Gentlemen, fellow Americans, it me - your Great Orange Omnipotent One...

It's great to see so many people - more people than were at the parting of the Red Sea...

Today, we're here at the Lincoln Memorial, honoring one of America's best cars, the Lincoln Continental...er....what? We're not? How come no one told me that....

I mean, today we're hear honoring Abraham Lincoln, who was President during WW II....er...what? How come no one told me that...

Yes today on the 4th of July, we're here honoring America's freedom, won from the French during the Civil War.....er.....what? How come no one told me that...

Well, enough of this - No cover-up, no cover-up, and Bette Midler is a washed up psycho!"

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Any student of history knows that Trump is the opposite of everything Lincoln stood for.

That statement has no basis in reality.

Trump's Speech at the Lincoln Memorial;

"Ladies and Gentlemen, fellow Americans, it me - your Great Orange Omnipotent One...

Pretty twisted, lincolnman. Orange Man bad is all you got? Sheesh...

Here's the untwisted version once again - you really should watch this and learn something -

Trump's speech at 75th D-Day anniversary in Normandy | Full remarks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhOMVlQxapY

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Trump was the father of birther-ism. 

No, that was John Podesta.

Hence the originator of Fake News.

That would be CNN.

Please keep this vile man off Lincoln's memorial.

Impossible, he’s the President.

Any student of history knows that Trump is the opposite of everything Lincoln stood for.

Pray for rain, Donnie can't come out if his comb-over and make up get spoiled.

Lincoln was also everything opposite of what the Democrats stood for, also remember, we have umbrellas.

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Any student of history knows that Trump is the opposite of everything Lincoln stood for.

That statement has no basis in reality.

Trump reality - which is also known as Orange World, or fantasy-land...

Trump's Speech at the Lincoln Memorial;

"Ladies and Gentlemen, fellow Americans, it me - your Great Orange Omnipotent One...

Pretty twisted, lincolnman. Orange Man bad is all you got? Sheesh...

I didn't say he was bad once in my post, you did. How long have you been an anti-Trumper?

Here's the untwisted version once again - you really should watch this and learn something -

Trump's speech at 75th D-Day anniversary in Normandy | Full remarks

You think I'm going to click on any link you send - I don't want to be hijacked by the Internet Research Agency.

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No, that was John Podesta.

Utterly incorrect:

*That Hillary Clinton supporters circulated such an e-mail isn’t in question, but the claim that that’s the moment the birther theory “first emerged” simply isn’t true. The likeliest point of origin we’ve been able to find was a post on conservative message board FreeRepublic.com dated 1 March 2008 (which, according to a reportin The Telegraph, was at least a month before Clinton supporters got on the e-mail bandwagon)*

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/hillary-clinton-started-birther-movement/

Lincoln was also everything opposite of what the Democrats stood for, also remember, we have umbrellas.

Yes, when the Republican Party was akin to the modern day Democratic Party, and visae versa. Lincoln was a progressive.

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President Trump to the democrats: Go pound sand.

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bass4funk Look, I thought all of Obama’s speeches were a joke

I'd like to hear more from you about this. Which speeches? What in those speeches were a joke?

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President Trump to the democrats: Go pound sand.

Trump: And I know where to get lots of sand - my business partner in New Jersey, Vinnie, he own a "yuge" sandlot - I can get it for you cheap - pennies on the dollar - comes with a protection clause add-on - just adds a few extra dollars but you're "protected"...

Come on Democrats, I'll make you an offer you can't refuse...

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It's pretty clear it's an apolitical event - one that doesn't involve politics. Seems that it would be better to keep the tradition of getting regular people from both parties together to enjoy the show and leaving the politicians and political messages out of it so the focus is on the country overall.

If others disagree and want to turn it into a political football for Republicans and Democrats, so be it. Trump will talk, in the future a Democrat will talk. You'll have supporters there and now protesters there. Lots of signs, etc. The celebration of independence will take a back seat as it it's into a pro-anti political rally.

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Obama spoke on the 4th of July, was no problem.

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Maybe I misunderstood the situation. I didn't think Democrats were saying no political should speak on July 4. Seems the article is talking about this one specific non-political event, right?

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Blacklabel, I think there is a difference between speaking on the 4th of July and making the 4th of July about you and your agenda. It's a time for more or less neutral tones.

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he had the people assembled on 4th of July sing happy birthday to his daughter! But wasn’t about him at all.......

i agree it should be neutral tones. trump just wants Americans to celebrate America. He has done nothing wrong and hasn’t indicated any political overtones. Just all Dems telling us what is gonna happen. Just like the Japan trip and UK trip, all just speculation that didn’t come true.

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You were incorrect,

Actually, I wasn’t.

Irrelevant to my post that the Republican Party of Lincoln was akin to today's Democratic Party,

Not even close. There is nothing in the Democrat party past or present mirrors the GOP, nice try as always.

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Democrats in the U.S. Congress have asked President Donald Trump to reconsider plans for a speech at the Lincoln Memorial during annual Independence Day celebrations, saying it could turn a traditionally non-partisan event into a campaign rally.

LOL. Democrats pleading with Trump over free speech. Politicians asking politicians not to give speeches because those speeches will conflict with their own political speeches. What a hoot.

With at least two dozen resist-Democrats hoping to gain a few percentage points in their race to come in 2nd for the 2020 Whitehouse, it's little wonder that Democrats are afraid that a Trump speech will draw all of the press coverage. Socialism, and illegal alien support,  just isn't as news-worthy/vote-worthy as the Democrat Party hoped it would be. The only thing left for the left to do is demand that Trump, Republicans, and conservatives stop talking, and leave the field to Democrat propaganda. And that ain't gonna happen.

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So it looks like Trump fans are OK with the non-partisan event turning into a political football because their guy Trump wants it. They are good followers.

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There are no non-partisan events that involve politicians giving speeches. They are all partisan events.

Democrats realize that a Trump event will draw more media attention than anything Democrats could put together. And they don't want to play 2nd fiddle to another Trump event.

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