On Sunday morning, Donald Trump, seemingly out of nowhere, tweeted a sort of "Save the Date" for a big celebration in D.C.
On July 4th.
And you'll never guess what it's going to celebrate:
"A Salute to America"
Ya don't say.
HOLD THE DATE! We will be having one of the biggest gatherings in the history of Washington, D.C., on July 4th. It… https://t.co/YvoeR0KhAV— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1551012232.0
People were puzzled as to why Trump thought this was a new idea, and the mockery came fast:
@realDonaldTrump HOLD THE DATE! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Bruh! You do realize the 4th of July was already kind of a thing befor… https://t.co/je3uUJfZnp— Ryan Hill (@Ryan Hill)1551025409.0
@realDonaldTrump Hold the date. Did you seriously just ask the American to “hold the date”? On July 4th? You sh… https://t.co/yAmKvkuYho— Ida Skibenes ❄️ (@Ida Skibenes ❄️)1551026538.0
@realDonaldTrump Thank you for inventing the Fourth of July sir bless you— Erin 🦃 Ryan (@Erin 🦃 Ryan)1551031285.0
@realDonaldTrump @POTUS We do this every year, right?— Wells Adams (@Wells Adams)1551025967.0
@realDonaldTrump Dear Donald, We hate to break this to you BUT, this happens every year in D.C. sans your ridiculo… https://t.co/CNwDtcOYKw— Cathleen Burke (@Cathleen Burke)1551022976.0
Sounds kind of familiar.
@realDonaldTrump Copycat https://t.co/0oBE9O90UK— Stuck in Kentucky 🥁 (@Stuck in Kentucky 🥁)1551041967.0
You're in luck, Mr. President!
@realDonaldTrump Amazing I already have the day off. What are the chances???— Kathy Cheek (@Kathy Cheek)1551039395.0
@realDonaldTrump “Hold the date?” Oddly enough, I think a lot of the country is off work that day.— BallsOut (@BallsOut)1551021978.0
@realDonaldTrump Actually Donald, we already had this holiday...it's called the 4th of July. There has always been… https://t.co/u2Xe0bvOY9— Emily H. (@Emily H.)1551025585.0
Here are some more ideas, for Trump!
@realDonaldTrump LOL - maybe next we can have a Thursday in late November where people give thanks and eat turkey?… https://t.co/gx5VbcTjkv— Jeff Blue Wave 2020 (@Jeff Blue Wave 2020)1551023723.0
@realDonaldTrump We should have a big party in November where we eat turkey and call it "Thanksgiving". And one in… https://t.co/uuQ0Z6RPpn— Julie K. Stahlhut (@Julie K. Stahlhut)1551042468.0
@realDonaldTrump On a scale of zero to authoritarian, Where does rebranding the national day of independence to b… https://t.co/uaA8w7l4uX— Marnie Spiegel (@Marnie Spiegel)1551041327.0