Donald Trump is speaking to crowds assembled to celebrate July 4.
Thunderstorms had been forecast for the day of his military-themed display, which involved flyovers and stationary tanks.
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Opponents of the President criticised the parade due to the military involvements and have accused Trump of staging a campaign rally.
But he's going full steam ahead, claiming it will be the best celebration ever.
"People are coming from far and wide to join us today and tonight for what is turning out to be one of the biggest celebrations in the history of our Country, SALUTE TO AMERICA,
"An all-day event at the Lincoln Memorial, culminating with large scale flyovers of the most modern and advanced aircraft anywhere in the World.
"Perhaps even Air Force One will do a low & loud sprint over the crowd. That will start at 6:00P.M., but be there early. Then, at 9:00 P.M., a great (to put it mildly) fireworks display. I will speak on behalf of our great country!"
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