According to CNN, Military chiefs have concerns about the politicization of President Donald Trump’s July 4 event. Thursday event will showcase a wide variety of weaponry, including M1 Abrams tanks and has taken on a political hue with Trump.
During Thursday’s event the US military is expected to be in the front and center. Military leaders could be highly visible, as the service chiefs have been asked to stand with Trump during the celebration, according to officials.
Meanwhile, in the planning of the event, Pentagon leaders also had reservations about putting tanks or other armored vehicles on display. Sources said.
Several types of military aircraft are expected to take part in the event an official said.
Trump tweeted, on Wednesday, that July 4th Salute to America at the Lincoln Memorial is looking to be really big. He said that it will be the show of a lifetime.