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Date TimeJuly 04, 2019
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Defying critics, Trump salutes military in pomp-filled July 4 celebration
With U.S. fighter jets flying overhead, President Donald Trump praised the military and reveled in a show of pomp and patriotism on Thursday in a celebration of Independence Day that critics accused him of turning into a political event. Trump, a Republican who was inspired to stage the flashy affair after seeing a similar display in France, dismissed concerns ahead of the ceremony about the expense and militaristic overtones of the event outside the 97-year-old Lincoln Memorial, a symbol of national unity. It is its strongest now," Trump said from a platform in front of the famous memorial, echoing a theme he uses at campaign rallies.




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