Donald Trump’s 4th of July celebration to be patriotic, not political

Trump Demanding Tanks on the National Mall for His Out-of-Control Partisan Fourth of July ‘Salute to America’

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"No ticketed political event should be paid for with taxpayer dollars".

"This is the typical stonewall of the Trump administration".

"Babies need enormous amounts of attention and are unable to gauge the consequences of their behaviour - just like Donald Trump", co-founder Medea Benjamin said in a news release. "The Congress tells the executive branch how to spend money".

The Defense Department has not provided an estimate for how much the extravaganza could cost.

Local officials and residents have pointed to the damage such massive military equipment could cause to area roads.

The event will be open to the public free of charge, apart from a ticketed area for VIPs in front of the Lincoln Memorial.

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Little did they know that generations later, their relatives would include a World Series victor and the Duchess of Sussex. They were attending the baseball game in support of the charity, Invictus Games Foundation .

"It'll be special and I hope a lot of people come", Trump said.

"Limiting public access to a public monument on Independence Day in favor of wealthy donors just sends a signal that our political system favors the wealthy and well-connected", he added.

Trump also criticised Democrats after first saying he thinks he can give a speech for everyone. If he refers to some of the 2020 presidential hopefuls, or polling related to the race, Trump's reelection campaign may have to reimburse the U.S. Treasury.

White House officials sought to counter the criticism by stressing that the president would deliver a patriotic speech at the Lincoln Memorial during an event that he has billed as honoring the US armed forces.

A photographer for the Associated Press also spotted two M1A1 Abrams tanks along with four other military vehicles on a freight train in southeast D.C. Monday night.

The Democratic-controlled council also posted guidance from the Defence Department about a veterans' event in November previous year, specifying that "no tanks" should be used in order to "avoid damage to local infrastructure".

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US battle tanks were spotted on a cargo train in Washington on Tuesday morning, a sign of the military firepower that will be featured as part of a July Fourth celebration that will differ significantly from past events.

The list of fighter jets and other planes involved in Thursday's military flyover also has grown, with the Pentagon carrying out requests from the White House while the Interior officials organize the overall celebration. The Sherman tank, used in World War II, went out of service during the Cold War - though the Abrams tank is still current.

Trump is set to deliver remarks nearby at the Lincoln Memorial during the "Salute to America" event, which will take place from 6:30 7:30 p.m. ET.

But the department is devoting significant resources to the event.

Park service officials say that security will generally be similar to previous years, with the exception of the Lincoln Memorial, where Secret Service will handle matters.

The group's application said it was protesting "to show opposition of politicization of July 4th (Independence Day) by President".

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Under White House direction, the Pentagon was scrambling to arrange for an Air Force B-2 stealth bomber and other warplanes to conduct flyovers of the celebration on the National Mall.

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