City Of Orlando Scrambles To Recover After Asking ‘Why On Earth’ Anyone Would Celebrate The USA
Fireworks and audience
Fireworks and audience

The city of Orlando, Florida, scrambled to do damage control after a City News post questioned “why on earth” anyone would want to celebrate the United States of America amid “division, hate, and unrest.”

Christina Pushaw, press secretary for Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) shared a screenshot on Sunday of the post — which invited people out to enjoy the fireworks even if they didn’t feel like celebrating America — via her own Twitter account.

“A lot of people probably don’t want to celebrate our nation right now, and we can’t blame them. When there is so much division, hate and unrest, why on earth would you want to have a party celebrating any of it?” the original post queried.

“But in all seriousness, you know in your heart, Fourth of July fireworks are amazing, especially when you are standing in 90° heat, 100% humidity, next to 100,000 of your closest friends. In that moment, something takes over and we all become united in an inexplicable bond. Yes, America is in strife right now, but you know what … we already bought the fireworks,” the post continued.

“Yikes. City of Orlando, is this your official position on our country and on 4th of July?” Pushaw asked in response to the post.

The city of Orlando released a second statement later, apparently attempting to clean up the mess made by the first one.

“The city of Orlando sincerely regrets the negative impact our words have had on some in our community. We understand these words offended some of our residents, which was not our intent. We value the freedoms we have in this country and are thankful to the men and women who fought and continue to fight for those. We take pride in celebrating the 4th of July to express our gratitude to those men and women and honor the country we live in,” the new statement read — and Pushaw had some thoughts on that one as well.

“Oh, here we go,” she began. “The City of Orlando apologizes if you were offended by their attack on the 4th of July. This is what happens when you elect Democrats, you guys … they do not have the same view of America as we do.”

Pushaw then went on to highlight a response from Florida State House member Anna Eskamani (D), who argued that Orlando had been right the first time.

“Y’all do not need to apologize — your first email captured the tone of how many Americans (and Orlandoans) are feeling right now. It’s ok not to be ok,” she tweeted.

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