It should come as no surprise that President Trump's 4th of July parade would be greeted with hate from the left. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez lashed out against it, as expected.
AOC took to Twitter to call the parade "poorly attended" and to call out President Trump for spending millions on a parade after saying "he couldn't afford toothpaste & soap for caged children."
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
She made the assumption that no one in America wanted to see the "Salute to America" event happen. The only problem is her "poorly attended" statement isn't even true. Many photos and videos were released that show there was a great turnout for the event.
“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,” Fox News stated.
in fairness to Trump the crowd size doesn't appear to be horrible pic.twitter.com/5oTXCrrDTb
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) July 4, 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
.@AOC, Google "poorly attended."
We don't think it means what you think it means. ? pic.twitter.com/s4c6SiHIWs
— BlazeTV (@BlazeTV) July 5, 2019
President Trump was praised for a non-partisan speech. He paid tribute to the U.S. Border Patrio and ICE, but he also gave credit to Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglas, who both did their part to abolish slavery over 100 years ago.
Even Marc Thiessen of The Washington Post said that President Trump made his critics look small during his "Salute to America."