04:51 GMT20 January 2021
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    A day of poor weather, humidity and low westerly winds resulted in a less-than-breathtaking fireworks display for those in the immediate Washington, DC, area, prompting some to even blame US President Donald Trump for the underwhelming spectacle.

    Those hoping to view the “biggest fireworks show Washington D.C. has ever seen,” according to Trump, were left with a bad taste in their mouths and smoky smell in the air following Thursday night’s Fourth of July celebration.

    According to the Capital Weather Gang, a combination of humidity brought on by precipitation and low wind speeds created a sort of chamber that prevented smoke from rising or being blown away from the area. From the outside looking in, DC appeared to be a ball of smoke.

    To make matters worse, the air quality in the nation’s capital plummeted to rates comparable to the “highest values from the California wildfires last year,” air quality meteorologist Ryan Stauffer tweeted Friday.

    From the air quality to the obscured display and delayed flights, DC residents and visitors had a lot to be upset about.

    Though the pyrotechnics display left a lot to be desired for those in the nation’s capital, those watching from Virginia and Maryland had a much clearer view.

    Furthermore, House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings says pyrotechnic companies’ seemingly generous donations of fireworks for the celebration raise a red flag about the White House’s priorities.

    "It's ironic that President Trump is willing to spend millions of taxpayer dollars and accept donations of fireworks for his partisan Fourth of July celebration while his administration is turning away donations of diapers and toothpaste for immigrant children separated from their families and held in inhumane detention centers at the border," the congressman told ABC News the day before the celebration.


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