As reported on GL, Trump’s July 4th party will be happening Trump style.
It will take place at the national mall and is being dubbed the ‘Salute to America’ event. GreaterLakewod will have a live stream of the event.
Sources confirm the tanks will be stationary on trucks, in order not to damage the streets.
There has been lots of criticism – mostly from democrats – that the parade is expensive and unnecessary. Today, Trump responded to that claiming ll we need is ‘fuel’
Traditionally, major gatherings on the Mall, including inauguration festivities and a jubilee commemorating the start of a new millennium, have featured a designated event producer. But in this case, the producer is the president himself.
Trump has also spurred the use of military aircraft for a flyover, including one of the jetliners used as Air Force One. In addition, the Navy’s Blue Angels were supposed to have a break between performance in Davenport, Iowa on June 30 and one in Kansas City, Missouri, on July 6, but will now be flying in D.C. on the 4th.
Trump is also is interested in other “surprise” military flyovers, including one featuring an F-35, according to a government official who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the move has yet to be announced.
About 300 service members, primarily from bands and drill teams, are slated to participate as well.