Thursday, July 19, 2018

Trump's parade is going to backfire

How delusional does the President have to be to think his military parade in Washington is going to go over well? Aside from all the stories about the price tag, I expect it will not draw large crowds, and the number of protesters will probably far exceeding the number of people who actually want to see the parade.

And he scheduled the parade for November 10! That is just four days after the mid-term election. The outcome of that election is still uncertain but it is quite possible that the big story that week will be how badly the President's party lost in the mid-term elections because of Trump's widespread unpopularity. So we are looking at a sparsely attended parade after an embarrassing defeat, with most of the news coverage about how the whole thing is just a colossal waste of money. MAGA!