More expensive masturbatory jingoism:
The administration is working with the South Dakota governor’s office to plan a military flyover at Mount Rushmore during President Donald Trump’s visit to the national landmark on July 3 as part of Independence Day celebrations, a spokesperson for the governor confirmed to POLITICO.
“We do anticipate there being a military flyover of some kind,” said Ian Fury, communications director for South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem. “We’re communicating with numerous federal agencies on planning this event.” He declined to provide additional details.
The news that the administration is planning large military demonstrations for the second year in a row to celebrate the Fourth of July comes at a moment of heightened concerns about politicization of the military.