Bette Midler, Rosie O’Donnell and a handful of other celebs Tuesday took to Twitter to slam President Donald Trump’s plans for a July 4th celebration in Washington, D.C.
“He’s [Trump] demanding big tanks on the mall, For his Fourth of July Big Ass Ball,” the 73-year-old singer tweeted. “He wants soldiers, firecrackers, Flyovers and Fox yakkers And your taxes to pay for it all!!” (RELATED: Rosie O’Donnell, Celebs Continue to Slam Trump Following Executive Order To Keep Families Together On Border)
He’s demanding big tanks on the mall,
For his Fourth of July Big Ass Ball
He wants soldiers, firecrackers,
Flyovers and Fox yakkers
And your taxes to pay for it all!!
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) July 2, 2019
A short time earlier, she also said the president’s July 4th plans for a “Salute to America” Thursday on the National Mall was nothing except a “salute to himself,” while attacking him for not showing concern about the highest-temperatures to ever hit France last week in the town of Gallargues-le-Montueux, per the Hill.
“An unheard of 115 degrees in France, one of our allies, and Mr Trump is only interested in putting tanks on the Mall for his salute to himself July 4th. I am so ashamed,” Midler tweeted to her millions of followers. (RELATED: Trump Decides On Fate Of Military Parade)
An unheard of 115 degrees in France, one of our allies, and Mr Trump is only interested in putting tanks on the Mall for his salute to himself July 4th. I am so ashamed.
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) July 2, 2019
And she wasn’t only celebrity to speak out on Twitter about the celebration.
“Boycott Trumps 4th,” long-time Trump critic Rosie O’Donnell tweeted.
boycott trumps 4th https://t.co/Wl3qmZRdTX
— ROSIE (@Rosie) July 2, 2019
Here’s how the National Park Service director should ‘satisfy President Trump’s request to station tanks or other armored military vehicles on the Mall for his planned July 4th address:’ He shouldn’t. If Trump insists on this travesty, resign with honor. https://t.co/LMcY5jDWsK
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) July 1, 2019
It’s not only the tanks themselves, it’s that Trump wanted this in 2017 and 2018 on July 4th, and this year he is getting his way. All the work we did to counter this tyrant in midterms – we have the majority – yet he is doing anything he wants and getting away with everything!
— Amy Siskind ????️???? (@Amy_Siskind) July 2, 2019
Cost of Mueller report was $35m, which is about half the cost of Trump’s July 4th parade. The first probed an historic assault on US democracy. Second is a militarized rally to glorify 1 man. Trump calls Mueller “world’s most expensive witch hunt.” What does that make his parade?
— Edward Luce (@EdwardGLuce) July 2, 2019
The RNC is giving out tickets to @realDonaldTrump’s July 4th celebration on the National Mall, turning a nonpolitical, nonpartisan celebration into multimillion-dollar political rally FUNDED BY OUR TAX DOLLARS.#CorruptGOPhttps://t.co/peG07eO6qc
— Dr. Dena Grayson (@DrDenaGrayson) July 2, 2019
Quick reminder: With 1 call @realDonaldTrump could rush soap, blankets, & toothbrushes to the suffering children he’s caged at the border but instead is spending millions on tanks and jets for a 4th of July tribute to his micro-penis. #FuckFakePatriotshttps://t.co/EIQDS4jhlC
— Danny Zuker (@DannyZuker) July 2, 2019
‘July 4 has never been about who is president. The idea that Donald Trump can sell VIP tickets so you can get good seats while the regular old people have to stay back from the area is antithetical to the whole idea of America.’ VoteVets’ @PeterKauffmann https://t.co/xOzRCbrLgc
— VoteVets (@votevets) July 1, 2019
This is so wrong. The whole reason we declared our independence was to protest such inequalities! Trump should have his private 4th of July party at his house. https://t.co/TsQDPHdhGq
— Michael McFaul (@McFaul) July 2, 2019
He ordered military flyovers for his big speech on the 4th.
Now, according to @washingtonpost, Trump is pushing for military tanks on the Mall.
This is not who we are. We should be better than this … and far above this sort of crass jingoism. https://t.co/pbHnEH8Adk
— John Kirby (@johnfkirby63) July 1, 2019
It’s official. I am NOT celebrating the 4th of July this year. My celebration will be on July 17th when the country FINALLY pays attention & listens to the man himself, Mueller. July 17th will hopefully be our independence from Trump, the worst dictator EVER in American history.
— MΞGAN KΞLLΞY HALL (@MeganKelleyHall) July 1, 2019
The power of the American presidency is affirmed in our ideals, not tanks rolling down Pennsylvania Avenue. https://t.co/pV8dlMEevz
— Robert Reich (@RBReich) July 1, 2019