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President Donald Trump will host his 4th of July event on the White House South Lawn this year despite pushback from elected officials over D.C.’s current coronavirus restrictions.

On Friday, the White House announced that Trump, along with the Department of the Interior, will host the “Salute to America” celebration complete with music, military flyovers, and a spectacular fireworks show over the National Mall.

Earlier this month, the White House said that Trump feels Americans deserve to celebrate the nation’s birthday.

“The American people have shown tremendous courage and spirit in the fight against this global pandemic just as our forefathers did in the fight to secure our independence,” said White House spokesman Judd Deere.

The announcement was met with sharp criticism from Virginia Congressman Don Beyer (D) who previously sent Trump a letter asking him to cancel any plans for an Independence Day celebration.

“Hot off threatening to violate the constitutionally-protected rights of peaceful protesters earlier today, the President is again displaying his fondness for dictators and the trappings of autocracy,” Beyer said. “The President of the United States should be capable of celebrating Independence Day responsibly. Instead, he is using the military to stage yet another costly political photo op.”

Mass gatherings over 50 people are still prohibited in Washington, D.C. as it enters phase two of its reopening plan. Trump is able to get around this restriction imposed by Mayor Muriel Bowser by hosting the event on federal property.

The president has acknowledged that precautions will likely need to be in place. He said that people will need to stand farther apart than in previous years and says he recognizes that crowds will likely be smaller than last year.

“We’ll have to do that in a very interesting way,” Trump said in April. “Maybe we’ll even do it greater. Leave a little extra distance. But if we do that, we’d certainly do that.”

Trump held a rally in Tulsa, OK on Saturday and despite the campaign handing out masks to all attendees, very few in the crowd chose to wear them. The Trump campaign did require all attendees to sign a waiver, agreeing that they could not sue for any coronavirus complications.

The White House has not yet said if they will require 4th of July attendees to sign a waiver.

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    PAT June 23, 2020

    GO FOR IT AMERICA NEEDS A BOOST RIGHT NOW. FREEDOM NEDS TO DISPLAYED.. GO TRUMP WARRIORS AND KICK OUT THE KOREAN OPS AND TICKTOC. THEY SHOULD BE COLLECTED AND SENT TO NORTH KOEA OR WHEREVER THEY WANT TO BE FIGHTING FOR. CERTAINLY NOT IN AMERICA..

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    JEFF MILLER June 23, 2020

    for our 4th, please do whatever measures it takes, extreme by some standards and great choices by others, andSTOP and REMOVE the damn squatters,punks, demostrators, portestors(so called)from our country …

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    JEFF MILLER June 23, 2020

    mr. president, save our country

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    Jean Duty June 23, 2020

    Why would a black man have a name like Bubba ?? Isn’t that a southern racist name ?? If they find he put these ‘Nooses” there himself he needs to be let go immediately!

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    Gerald S Ladd June 23, 2020

    it’s just the demonRATS that want the country shut down. Funny how they still get paid.

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    Matt carney June 23, 2020

    Rep Don Beyer is another Democrat who cares only about his own agenda without true consideration of this country. Especially at a time like this we need to celebrate the United States of America and not fall for rhetoric from a self-righteous politician who does not back ‘his’ President because he is fighting against the socialist agenda he and his colleagues (that includes the BLM and Antifa groups) are continually pushing at the detriment of ALL Americans.

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    Sandy Miller June 23, 2020

    According to Democrats, the POTUS should not celebrate the 4th of July but those same Democrats had had no probelm whatsoever with leftist thugs rioting together and burning cities down. HYPOCRITES

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    Sue Sharp June 23, 2020

    You are so right….

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    Cyndi Melander June 23, 2020

    It’s very troubling to see grown people lie, gossip, and disrespect the President of the United States. What ever happened to caring for someone who might be ill, or even consider the possibility of a fall so they could take precautions to avoid physical harm. Some thing as small as that was all over the news. And a lie was published: *President Trump has Parkinson’s Disease.* Horrible, just Horrible.

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    Erika Randolph June 23, 2020

    The only disease that President Trump has is the Democrats in the HOUSE!
    I STRONGLY ADVISE HE GET HAZMAT IN THERE AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE TO GET RID OF THE MOLD!

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    Maynard Pearo June 23, 2020

    Happy 4th of July, Mr President have a great celebration, and let freedom ring

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    Mr. President, THANK YOU! I’ll be there!

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