Trump Requests Tanks, Fighter Jets for July 4th Military Parade

HeadlineJul 02, 2019

And President Trump has requested a military spectacle including tanks and fighter jets for the upcoming Fourth of July parade and his address to the nation. Officials have raised concerns about the ballooning cost of the event, as well as the potential for physical damage to the Mall due to the massive military hardware. A Trump-planned military parade for last year was scuttled after it was revealed that it could cost up to $92 million, including $50 million in Defense Department costs. On Monday, the D.C. Council expressed its opposition to having tanks drive down the city’s streets, tweeting, “We have said it before, and we’ll say it again: Tanks, but no tanks.”

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