Feb 24, 2019 - Politics & Policy

Trump announces July 4 event in D.C.

President Trump announced that he plans to speak at an Independence Day event at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. in a Sunday morning tweet.

"HOLD THE DATE! We will be having one of the biggest gatherings in the history of Washington, D.C., on July 4th. It will be called 'A Salute To America' and will be held at the Lincoln Memorial. Major fireworks display, entertainment and an address by your favorite President, me!"

The backdrop: Trump first floated this idea during a Cabinet meeting earlier this month. He has long expressed interest in a similar, large-scale event in the nation's capital, proposing a military parade last year for Veterans Day before axing it after pushback from local politicians over costs.

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