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President Trump is planning to Air Force One flies over the National Mall as part of its revised Fourth-of-July-celebrations-set takes place next month in Washington, reports said on Tuesday.
Trump wants to fly U.S. military aircraft, including a Boeing commercial aircraft as Air Force One to the Mall on the day of independence, three sources aware of the matter told the Washington Post. The President said aboard Air Force One during the transfer, you.
DEMS SMOKE ABOUT TRUMP IS PLANNING A PUBLIC ADDRESS FROM THE LINCOLN MEMORIAL AT 4. JULY
President Donald Trump is coming to speak to his re-election kickoff rally at the Amway Center Tuesday, November 18. June, 2019 in Orlando, Fla. (Associated Press)
“By the way, on 4. July in Washington DC, come on down! We have a great day,” Trump supporters said in a “Make America Great Again” campaign event on Tuesday in Orlando, Fla., to kick off his re-election bid. “We have hundreds of thousands of people.”
The White house has not confirmed the Air Force One flyover, and has released only a few details to change as the President of Trump’s plans, the years of Fourth of July celebrations in DC, The U.S. Park Police confirmed two weeks ago that the President would deliver a speech at the Lincoln Memorial during the traditional 4. Of July celebration on the National Mall in an event called “Salute to America.” The speech would be a shift in the National Park Service is to launch fireworks from the reflecting pool area, West Potomac Park, the reported Post.
President Donald Trump walks from Air Force One with Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds at the Des Moines International Airport in Des Moines, Iowa, Tuesday, 11. June 2019, to attend a fundraiser in West Des Moines. (Associated Press)
The announcement sparked outrage among the Democrats, who claim Trump’s would turn speech, Independence Day celebrations in a political rally at the taxpayer’s expense.
“President Trump’s efforts to insert politics in a celebration of the history of our nation is extremely alarming,” House majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said in a statement. “Forcing taxpayers to foot the bill for what amounts to a political rally is irresponsible and a misuse of funds. I strongly recommend to reconsider the President, his proposed event.”
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Hoyer is among several house Democrats who wrote a letter to Trump on Thursday asked him to give up his plans, saying they fear it will “create the appearance of a TV broadcast, partisan-campaign-rally on the Mall at the public expense.” The President asked to reconsider, Democrats accused him of wanting to make the event about themselves.
The move to change the 4. Of July celebrations in Washington comes after Trump’s now abandoned idea of a military parade, an idea, the inspired, allegedly, after he was at the Bastille Day celebrations in France in the year 2017. The military parade idea was dropped after senior White house and Pentagon would be appreciated guide it will cost you $92 million.
Fox News’ Alex Pappas and Lukas Mikelionis contributed to this report.