Trump plans starring role in Washington's 4th of July celebration

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May 11, 2019 - 5:14 pm
President Trump

Gregg Pachkowski


WASHINGTON (1010 WINS) – President Trump didn’t get his military parade, but he may get a big party this Fourth of July with him as a centerpiece.

According to the Washington Post, Trump is effectively taking over the Independence Day festivities in Washington, moving the big fireworks display from the National Mall to the Potomac River.

He’s also tentatively planning to speak to the nation from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in an event being called “A Salute to America.”

Trump would be taking a starring role in what has long been treated as a nonpartisan celebration of the nation.

The Post reports that Trump has been heavily involved in the planning and that the gathering has the potential to transform into a Trump campaign rally.

There’s been no word yet on what it might cost, and some D.C. officials and lawmakers are worried about the potential price tag, as well as the impact of the changes.

The National Park Service has been presenting fireworks on the National Mall for more than a half-century.

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