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Trump defends today’s scheduled military show

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US President Donald Trump yesterday denied criticism of the cost of his planned military show on today’s Independence Day in Washington. The cost „will be very small compared to what it’s worth,“ Trump wrote on Twitter. Under the motto „Salute to America“, the president will address this Thursday at the Lincoln Memorial and pay tribute to the US military.

The exhibition of tanks and overflights of fighter jets are also planned. The event is highly controversial. Critics accuse Trump of politicizing the celebrations and presenting the taxpayer with the bill for the spectacle.

Trump wrote about the cost: „We own the planes, we have the pilots, the airport (Andrews, note) is right next door, all we need is the fuel. We own the tanks and everything. „The fireworks were paid for by sponsors, Trump said:“ It will be the show of life. „