President Trump is set to deliver a speech complete with military fly-overs called “Salute to America” on July 4, 2019, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. The public venue is a break with recent presidents, who have celebrated at an invite-only White House lawn party.
Unsurprisingly, party politics are trying to rain on the president’s public sky parade. “President Trump’s efforts to insert politics into a celebration of our nation’s history is extremely alarming,” House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) responded.
Speaking of our nation’s history, what would our founders think of the president’s public venue for celebrating the red, white and blue? Alexander Hamilton, the nation’s first treasury secretary, would likely say party on, Mr. President. Why? Hamilton was the first to suggest that the president of the United States take a leading role in celebrating America’s independence.