Yes, Trump is lying about the crowd size, as you expected.
Current crowd estimate is 3.4 million people. pic.twitter.com/Bh8B0ezV4X
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) July 4, 2019
Okay, let’s be reasonable now: maybe there are 3.4 million people in this picture…IF you count all of their counterparts in alternate dimensions. Yeah, that sounds right. That’s where all the alternate facts come from, is alternate dimensions — and that’s where JFK Jr. lives, too.
The claimed crowd size is not the only thing that’s laughable. So are the tanks and the military hardware and just look at who’s laughing at that.
#Russia's state TV condescendingly describes "our Trump's parade" as "re-election BS" [фигня], hosts & experts mock the lack of intercontinental ballistic missiles, laugh at "old, rusty tanks with peeling paint," conclude that "Trump attempts—but fails—to keep up with Putin." ©️ pic.twitter.com/gBkGUZ93ch
— Julia Davis (@JuliaDavisNews) July 4, 2019
Well, Little Rocket Man sure bombed on what was planned to be a Putin-esque power party. The Russians are not impressed with Trump’s toys and they think their guy is way cooler? Wow, this better not get out on Fox News, or there won’t be a television set left in the White House.
As to Trump’s speech, it’s being hailed as an “8th grade history lesson” that “sounds like it was written by an artificial intelligence bot.” It’s almost certain that the speech that Trump gave was not the rousing MAGA rhetoric that he had planned. Unfortunately, if he had given the campaign speech he wanted to give, he would have had to foot the bill for the entire extravaganza. So, the monotone speech read off the teleprompter was probably cobbled together at the last moment by the likes of Steven Miller and Bill Shine to keep yet another scandal from blossoming and bill from being run up. Although there was the classic moment when Trump credited the Army of 1776 with taking over airports — did he go off script, lose his place on the teleprompter, what?
“Our Army manned the air, it rammed the ramparts, it took over airports, it did everything it had to do and at Ft. McHenry under the rocket’s red glare had nothing but victory. When dawn came, the star-spangled banner waved defiant.”
Manning the air and taking over an airport in 1776 would have been stunning achievements, about that there is absolutely no question. Were horses flying in those days, or somebody built an aircraft from Da Vinci’s sketches, or what exactly? Anybody know?