Russian state media mocks Trump's July 4 military celebration

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Journalists with Russian state-run media mocked the military hardware featured in President Trump’s “Salute to America” Fourth of July celebration earlier this week, with some joking about the quality of the equipment and others blasting the spectacle as something you would see under “Putin’s America.”

During a broadcast of Russian television show “60 minutes,” which airs on the state-owned Russian television channel, Rossiya 1, journalists mocked the military equipment in footage of the hardware captured in Washington earlier this week, The Washington Post reports.

In video from the program, the journalists joked about the “paint peeling off” and some of the features they said had been had been “glued on with adhesive tape” to some of the military vehicles.

“The paint on these vehicles is peeling off. There are no cannons, and their optics have been glued on with adhesive tape,” co-host Olga Skabeyeva claimed during the program.

“Americans are allowed to hold a parade because theirs is democratic, but we are not allowed because ours is chauvinistic,” Skabeyeva also said.

In a tweet featuring footage of some of the military equipment arriving in Washington, D.C., Skabeyeva wrote with in Russian with a "laughing" emoji: “Tanks in the streets of Washington, Trump is preparing for the parade. Putin’s America.”


Yevgeny Popov, a co-host on the Russian program, also mocked the equipment, saying sarcastically: “The greatest parade of all times is going to be held today in Washington, that is what our Donald Trump has said. The American president announced he would show us the newest tanks."

He later claimed “these are Abrams and Sherman tanks, used during World War II and withdrawn from service in 1957.”
Russian state media mocks Trump's July 4 military celebration: 'Putin's America'

Damn... lol
 
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Russian state media mocks Trump's July 4 military celebration: 'Putin's America'
He later claimed “these are Abrams and Sherman tanks, used during World War II and withdrawn from service in 1957.”
Damn... lol
Parades with Sherman tanks are the best! :D

30th Tank Corps finally crosses Arnhem Bridge in the Netherlands..
*thats a funny. XXX Corps was suppose to reach Arnhem during Operation MarketGarden back in 1944. They never made it. ergo "A Bridge Too Far" (music is from that movie). Parade in video above was held in 2014 by ww2 reenactors.
 
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Parades with Sherman tanks are the best! :D

30th Tank Corps finally crosses Arnhem Bridge in the Netherlands..
*thats a funny. XXX Corps was suppose to reach Arnhem during Operation MarketGarden back in 1944. They never made it. ergo "A Bridge Too Far" (music is from that movie). Parade in video above was held in 2014 by ww2 reenactors.
In the May 9th Victory Day Parade in Moscow, on Red Square, the vehicle segment is always led by a T-34, as a traditional homage to those days

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“Americans are allowed to hold a parade because theirs is democratic, but we are not allowed because ours is chauvinistic,” Skabeyeva also said.


She'd make an excellent communications director for Trump.
Skabeyeva is a real life troll lol

She co-hosts this so-called "discussion show" on the number one state propaganda channel Russia-1, "60 Minutes", together with Yevgeny Popov, who is also her husband

It's basically a nationalistic hate fest. Occasionally, they bring in a specially hired token evil foreigner (they have these Ukrainian and Polish allegedly "journalists" and "politologists" and such, who regularly appear, even one American guy. But they don't really get to discuss anything. Usually what happens, is the bad foreign guy says something really offensive right away, to piss off the audience against him and show how awful foreigners are (the Polish guy, for instance, compared the Red Army to Nazis, on one episode), and then the rest of the episode is basically Russian panelists and random audience members in the studio just swearing at him and insulting him and sometimes even physically assaulting the poor son of a bitch (Polish guy who called the Red Army Nazis got punched in the face for that; there is Igor Kovtun, bald Ukrainian guy, I think he been beat up on at least five episodes, dude from Donbass actually gave him a bloody nose and split lip once; I guess they are paid enough to take such shit haha)

Awesome show, eh? haha

And sometimes also she (Skabeyeva) gets sent out on assignments abroad too, for instance, she follows around and harasses Ukrainian delegates at PACE (European Parliamentary Council), and when one finally had enough and confronted her, he was portrayed as the bad guy who "pushed a woman" :D

Russian TV is truly fascinating...
 
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