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Dismissing criticism, Trump presides over July 4th holiday with military show

Posted on AllSides July 4th, 2019
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Fourth of July

President Donald Trump will preside over July Fourth Independence Day celebrations on Thursday with a speech about patriotism and a show of military might that critics say is politicizing an important holiday and wasting taxpayer money.

Trump, a Republican who admired flashy displays of national pride and military strength put on by France, has dismissed concerns about the expense and militaristic overtones of the Washington event, which will take place in front of the Lincoln Memorial and feature fireworks, a flyover by Air Force One and a display of tanks....

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https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-julyfourth-trump/dismissing-criticism-trump-presides-over-july-4th-holiday-with-military-show-idUSKCN1TZ0ZV

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