HOT TAKE: Military Equipment on the National Mall Is Just Like Tiananmen Square All Over Again

Two Bradley Fighting Vehicles are parked nearby the Lincoln Memorial for President Donald Trump’s ‘Salute to America’ event honoring service branches on Independence Day, Tuesday, July 2, 2019, in Washington. President Donald Trump is promising military tanks along with “Incredible Flyovers & biggest ever Fireworks!” for the Fourth of July. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)


We may very well have hit Peak Stupid, were it possible to max out all the potential stupid generated by the left and NeverTrump.

Yesterday, the possibly lobotomized Joy Reid had this to offer:

What is the message that’s meant to be sent by the military armada that’s rolling down the streets of Paris? It’s a message to tyrants. What Bastille Day represents is the victory over the tyrannical rule, over the king. And over the attempt for the king to return. The storming of the Bastille was about victory over tyrants. What is the message when Kim Jong Un rolls tanks down the streets of his capital? The message is to democracies.

The message is to people like us, to western democracies, you better be careful because we, the unified Korean, North Korean people, will defeat you. We have nukes. Be afraid of us. So what is the message Donald Trump is trying to send by rolling tanks down Constitution Avenue? Who is that message to?

It’s certainly not to tyrants because he loves 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’ve 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.

All I can say is that given Reid’s track record of scurrilous attacks on President Trump and his family (assuming her brain wasn’t being hacked along with her website) and the fact that not only is she still alive but has a television show, he is the worst totalitarian in the history of totalitarians.

Not to be outdone, law professor Laurence Tribe, once pimped as a Supreme Court nominee, weighed in:

I don’t know were you go from here. If you think four or five tanks on the National Mall in conjunction with America’s only remaining patriotic national holiday is a foreshadowing of a military crackdown, then you need to call 9-1-1 and tell them to have a Thorazine IV ready for you in the ambulance.