The White House said on Friday that President Trump will hold a second “American Salute” celebration in Washington DC on July 4.
The news will likely excite Trump fans and anger local officials and Democrats.
There are signs that the event will be separated from last year wTrump drew the harassment of patriotic tourists to the National Mall for an address that doubled as an exhibition of US military power.
This year there will be no talk at the Lincoln Memorial overlooking a large plaza around the Reflective Pool.
Instead, the White House said that Trump and the first lady, Melania Trump, will host America on the South Grass of the White House and Ellipse, the 2020 Salute, an area located between the White House and the Washington Monument.
“Besides music, military demonstrations and overpasses to honor the service members and veterans of our Nation, he will make words celebrating our independence and saluting our incredible heritage. The evening will end with a magnificent fireworks display over the National Mall. ”
The White House did not directly address the coronavirus pandemic, which forces many large events to scale or cancel.
It is not immediately clear how trump an audience wants to appeal. Last year, Trump’s speech at the Lincoln Memorial created a logistics nightmare for Secret Service, wearing bulletproof glass in front of Trump. As Trump spoke, the glass rained, partly hiding TV shots.
Trump’s decision to host another celebration comes nervously after DC officials and federal officials and other states ordered the National Guard members to suppress widespread looting and property damage during Minnesota protests by the Minnesota police.
DC Mayor Muriel Bowser planned to vote for the DC state next week on a street just north of the White House and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) – what will be the first time? both Congress rooms confirm this possibility.
According to Bowser’s directive, the reopening of the capital from the local pandemic will allow a limited reopening of retail trade under “Stage Two”. Restaurants are allowed to serve guests outdoors this month.
Trump will visit South Dakota on July 3 to watch a fireworks display on Mount Rushmore.
Trump urged him to return to normal as coronavirus infections decrease, and will be hosting his first campaign rally on Saturday, March 2, in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
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