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Tue May 14, 2019, 08:18 PM

Hogan, Local Lawmakers Give Thumbs-Down to Trump's July 4 Plan [View all]

President Trump’s plan to tweak Washington, D.C.’s traditional July 4 celebration on the National Mall isn’t playing well with political leaders in neighboring Maryland.

According to The Washington Post Saturday, Trump ordered Interior Secretary David Bernhardt to begin organizing an event called “A Salute to America” three months ago.

The customary Independence Day fireworks would be moved from the center of the mall to a spot closer to the Potomac River, the Post reported. And the president, who is up for reelection next year, would break from tradition by giving a speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

Trump, who was repeatedly pushed aides to organize a military parade down Pennsylvania Avenue, only to be rebuffed by local officials and budget hawks at the Pentagon, foreshadowed his plans back in February when he tweeted that Americans should “HOLD THE DATE!” because July 4 would bring “Major fireworks display, entertainment and an address by your favorite President, me!”

Read more: https://www.marylandmatters.org/2019/05/13/hogan-local-lawmakers-give-thumbs-down-to-trumps-july-4-plan/

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