President Donald Trump will hold his “Salute to America” event in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, debuting his own take on Fourth of July celebrations. Despite the high costs of the parade, fears of damage caused by heavy military vehicles and the authoritarian connotations of such a spectacle, Trump is plowing full speed ahead with his “great celebratory military parade.” Nonetheless, his critics have been in full voice. Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren added her condemnation of the event on Wednesday night, telling a CNN reporter that the “Salute to America” is really more of a salute to Trump. VIP guests at the event—many of whom are Republican operatives and big-ticket donors to the party—will be seated in a cordoned off area around the Lincoln Memorial. From here, they will be able to watch in comfort as jets, bombers and helicopters roar over Washington. They will be right in front of Trump as the president delivers his speech. Though Trump has said his address will honor the U.S. military, it would be uncharacteristic if he did not use the opportunity to score political points, leaning on the military to boost his image while denigrating his opponents. All things considered, Warren argued… Read full this story
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