Reports: Trump still wants tanks as part of Independence Day military display

As Independence Day draws near, President Donald Trump is reportedly still making final tweaks to plans for a military-themed event in the nation’s capital.

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According to reports, he is still requesting the presence of tanks on the National Mall for Thursday’s “Salute to America” celebration.

Officials confirmed the inclusion of a 35-minute fireworks display capped off by a flyover by a fighter jet. Tanks had been a sticking point for multiple reasons, though, and reportedly remains unconfirmed as of Monday.

Trump is also expected to deliver a speech from the Lincoln Memorial, leading to some criticism that he is attempting to leverage the holiday for his political benefit.


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