The Trumpster wants the Abrams rolling down the National Mall this Thursday.
National Park Service acting director P. Daniel Smith faces plenty of looming priorities this summer, from an $11 billion backlog in maintenance needs to natural disasters like the recent wildfire damage to Big Bend Park.
But in recent days, another issue has competed for Smith’s attention: how to satisfy President Donald Trump’s request to station tanks or other armored military vehicles on the Mall for his planned July Fourth address to the nation.
I can’t think of a better use for heavy armor than to sit by as the vultures pick the bones of the dead capital. Thank goodness there isn’t some sort of massive invasion in progress down at the Southern border.