What?… AOC Attacks President Trump’s Salute to America as ‘Poorly Attended’
Who you gonna believe, AOC or your own crazy lyin’ eyes?
Communist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) attacked President Trump over his Salute to American Fourth of July celebration held at the Lincoln Memorial Thursday, calling the event “poorly attended”.
Ocasio-Cortez also falsely claimed the Trump administration said the government couldn’t afford toothpaste and shampoo for migrant 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.”
Screen images, photos and videos taken during the event show the area between the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument was packed with attendees.
President delivering his speech. pic.twitter.com/9MioYSHefK
— Kelly O'Donnell (@KellyO) July 4, 2019
Looking back from Lincoln Memorial to crowd along both sides of the Reflecting Pool. Camera platform in the middle. pic.twitter.com/GqfSouTyw7
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) July 4, 2019
People gather for President Donald Trump’s “Salute to America” Fourth of July Independence Day celebration along the reflecting pool between the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, U.S., July 4, 2019. REUTERS/Tom Brenner pic.twitter.com/upkH2NM29T
— Jim Bourg (@jimbourg) July 4, 2019
— Kiah Erlich (@KiahErlich) July 5, 2019
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 5, 2019
With regard to Ocasio-Cortez’s claim that Trump says the government can’t afford toothpaste and soap for migrant children, that too is a flat out lie. Children do get soap and toothpaste in CBP custody. The lie is based on a DOJ lawyer arguing that the government is not required to provide such items to migrant children held for a only few hours at intake as their stay is so short.
Sen. Maggie Hassan: "Does CBP have an obligation to provide toothpaste and soap to children in your custody, yes or no?"
CPB Chief Brian Hastings: "We're providing that in El Paso, in Clint Station." pic.twitter.com/DKGnqFjzCB
— The Hill (@thehill) June 26, 2019