President Donald J. Trump speaks during his Independence Day event, 'Salute to America,' in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC. When It Rains It Pours. July 2019. President Donald Trump’s controversy bleeds into 2019. The Trump Administration started the year with the longest government shutdown in U.S. history and ended with impeachment in the House of Representatives.
President Donald J. Trump speaks during his Independence Day event, 'Salute to America,' in front of the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, July 4, 2019. The audience he addressed spanned the National Mall, but is obscured from his view by lights, rain, and bulletproofed glass. Despite statements from the White House declaring the event—which dramatically parted from tradition for Independence Day celebrations in the Nation’s Capital—was for the public, at least 500 VIP tickets were issued to Republican donors, White House staff, and members of the Republican National Committee. The Administration did not formally report the cost of the event to the American people, but it was estimated to be in the tens of millions. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)
Published: July 4th 2019
The Washington Post