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Tanks, warplanes to join Trump’s July 4 event

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President said Monday that tanks and warplanes will take part at the event he’s hosting — in a major change of tradition — to celebrate the July 4 holiday.

Opponents have criticized the president for placing himself at the center of the independence day holiday Thursday by planning a speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, .

said his event would only add to what has long been considered a non-partisan day, when Americans of all stripes gather across the country to celebrate the nation’s founding.

will be like no other, will special,” he told reporters in the .

Trump confirmed reports that in another break with the past, he has asked for major hardware to be on display.

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There will be “planes going overhead, the best fighter jets in the ,” and “we’re going to have some tanks stationed outside,” he said.

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