AOC Claims Trump’s D.C. Parade Was ‘Poorly Attended’ But Pictures Of The Event Show Different Story

Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants her followers to believe the Fourth of July parade President Trump hosted in Washington D.C. was a waste of money and was “poorly attended.”

She said so in a tweet on Friday.

“Trump spent millions on a poorly attended, 1 day parade days after saying he couldn’t afford toothpaste & soap for caged children. Did he ask Congress for military parade [money]? No. Trump held these kids hostage to secure billions for their abusers. Congress needs to see that,” the New York congresswoman tweeted.

“But Ocasio-Cortez failed to get her facts straight first,” the Western Journal reports, noting photos and videos of the event feature a tremendous attendance.

Fox News similarly reports a “massive crowd of attendees” attended the “Salute to America” parade:

President Trump struck a patriotic, nonpartisan and unifying note during his address at Fourth of July celebrations in Washington, D.C., as the massive crowd of attendees avoided clashes despite provocations from protesters.

The event defied the critics who said the celebration on Thursday would be a partisan political spectacle that would not even attract a significant crowd. CBS, ABC, NBC and MSNBC snubbed the celebration and didn’t air it live, save for their online streaming platforms.

Take a look for yourself, via the Western Journal:

President Trump shared this video of the event:

Vice President Mike Pence shared these shots of the parade:

White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham added this photo: