Critics consider it might be objectionable to create one tradition by sacrificing another. On the eve of the celebration of the Declaration of Independence of the United States, the nation is on fire and wants to know if Trump’s announcement about changing the tradition of the holiday will be fulfilled.
July 4 marks the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776, date in which the country proclaimed its formal separation from the British Empire. Since its foundation it has been a feast of the nation and not a showcase for political bias.
There are many speculations. One of them: The electoral campaign for re-election. This has been shaped by proselytism, because for some time has been, there is the possibility of making a parade around July 4. But beyond the usual celebration, the event wants to include a “”speech by the President”.
And it was precisely on last February that the leader of the White House said the changes “would perhaps become a tradition” and added that he was evaluating possible places to host it, such as “the Lincoln Memorial,” located in central Washington and historically the site of numerous events and demonstrations.
“I think it could be a very exciting day. The fireworks is anyway, so we just saved on fireworks,” he also said that U.S. Secretary of the Interior, at that time, David Bernhardt was already in charge of it.
And so it was that Trump rigorously used Twitter to warn the people: “HOLD THE DATE,” he wrote the event will be called “A Salute to America” and it will be held at the western end of the National Mall. “Major fireworks display, entertainment and an address by your favorite President, me!”
It is true that Donald Trump abandoned his idea of a military parade in Washington, but the White House persists in promoting a campaign of intrigue centered on President Donald Trump who recently announced that for Independence Day, July 4, will hold “one of the biggest gatherings” in the history of the U.S. capital.
For residents of the nation’s capital, Trump’s words created the idea that they were at the gates of parallel celebrations. The cause of the confusion? For many years ago, Washington has traditionally held an annual parade along Constitution Avenue every July 4, in addition to a free concert and fireworks at the National Mall, where Lincoln Memorial is located.
There is a high possibility that -in this difficult electoral year- Trump may try to take advantage by proselytizing the patriotic date and he could add the only thing that until now would be both discordant and new: a speech by the President of the United States, on Independence Day in an electoral year.
Translated by: José Espinoza