Trump’s Independence Day festivities in Washington, DC, are going to include a parade which will feature U.S. military tanks. MSNBC’s Joy Reid is not taking the news well.

Before we get to Joy, I want to remind you of something Rush Limbaugh talked about way back in 2011. Rush discussed a study out of Harvard which found that July 4th celebrations make people more patriotic and more likely to vote Republican.

From Rush’s archives:

Harvard Libs Admit Fourth of July Celebrations are for Conservatives

From the US News & World Report, Harvard University says that July 4th parades are just a bunch of right-wing movements and Democrats don’t even bother showing up. “Democratic political candidates can skip this weekend’s July 4th parades. A new Harvard University study finds that July 4th parades energize only Republicans, turn kids into Republicans, and help to boost the GOP turnout of adults on Election Day. ‘Fourth of July celebrations in the United States shape the nation’s political landscape by forming beliefs and increasing participation, primarily in favor of the Republican Party,’ said the report from Harvard.”

“The three key findings of those attending July 4th celebrations: When done before the age of 18, it increases the likelihood of a youth identifying as a Republican by at least 2 percent. It raises the likelihood that parade watchers will vote for a Republican candidate by 4 percent. It boosts the likelihood a reveler will vote by about 1 percent and increases the chances they’ll make a political contribution by 3 percent. What’s more, the impact isn’t fleeting. ‘Surprisingly, the estimates show that the impact on political preferences is permanent, with no evidence of the effects depreciating as individuals become older,’ said the Harvard report.”

With that in mind, let’s go over to MSNBC and hear what Joy has to say.

Jeffrey Cimmino writes at the Washington Free Beacon:

Joy Reid: Trump’s July Fourth Celebration Is a Threat to Americans

MSNBC host Joy Reid claimed President Trump’s decision to include tanks and military equipment in Washington, D.C’s Fourth of July celebrations is a threat to Americans during an appearance on MSNBC’s Deadline: White House on Tuesday…

“What is the message Donald Trump is trying to send by rolling tanks down Constitution Avenue?” Reid continued. “Who is that message to? It’s certainly not to tyrants because he likes tyrants, he loves tyrants. It’s not to Putin, it’s not to Kim Jong-Un, not to the Saudis. Is it to our friends, to Western democracies who he doesn’t particularly like, or is it to us? Is it to the resistance in this country? I got tanks. I have this military armada.

The message is a threat, but it’s always a threat when you roll out your military. But it’s to whom is the threat, and I suspect that the threat is to his fellow Americans. And I hate to say that, but I think that Donald Trump styles himself a tyrant, not a defeater of tyrants.”

Here’s the video:

People on the left don’t want to celebrate America right now. They believe we’re in a crisis and they’re terrified that Trump might get a second term.

That’s why things like this trigger them:

Happy Independence Day, everyone. Have a safe and patriotic holiday.

Featured image via YouTube.

 
 
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