Gov. Jay Inslee calls Trump’s 4th of July celebration 'a monument to his insecurity'

Inslee called Trump’s planned celebration a self-aggrandizing partisan event.

July 3, 2019, 7:04 PM

On the eve of the Fourth of July, 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Washington Gov. Jay Inslee criticized President Donald Trump's planned celebration for the national holiday, calling it a self-aggrandizing partisan event which misuses public funds.

July Fourth is "a good moment of national unification," Inslee told ABC News Political Director Rick Klein and ABC News Deputy Political Director MaryAlice Parks on the Powerhouse Politics podcast Wednesday, but added that Trump has turned it into a "matter of debate."

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