Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants her followers to believe the Fourth of July parade President Trump hosted in Washington D.C. was a waste of money and was “poorly attended.”
She said so in a tweet on Friday.
“Trump spent millions on a poorly attended, 1 day parade days after saying he couldn’t afford toothpaste & soap for caged children. 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,” the New York congresswoman tweeted.
Trump spent millions on a poorly attended, 1 day parade days after saying he couldn’t afford toothpaste & soap for caged children.
Did he ask Congress for military parade💰? No.
Trump held these kids hostage to secure billions for their abusers. Congress needs to see that.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) July 5, 2019
“But Ocasio-Cortez failed to get her facts straight first,” the Western Journal reports, noting photos and videos of the event feature a tremendous attendance.
Fox News similarly reports a “massive crowd of attendees” attended the “Salute to America” parade:
President Trump struck a patriotic, nonpartisan and unifying note during his address at Fourth of July celebrations in Washington, D.C., as the massive crowd of attendees avoided clashes despite provocations from protesters.
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.
Take a look for yourself, via the Western Journal:
President Trump shared this video of the event:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 5, 2019
Vice President Mike Pence shared these shots of the parade:
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
White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham added this photo:
— Stephanie Grisham (@PressSec) July 5, 2019
in fairness to Trump the crowd size doesn't appear to be horrible pic.twitter.com/5oTXCrrDTb
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) July 4, 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
— Graham Ledger (@GrahamLedger) July 5, 2019
Despite the left’s best attempts at destroying a salute to America, the place is PACKED!
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) July 4, 2019