It was a July 4th in Washington DC unlike any other, just as President Donald Trump promised.
Tanks sat in front of the Lincoln Memorial, F-35 fighter planes streaked the sky, and military officials stood in attendance as he gave his “Salute to America” speech. Unsurprisingly, there were plenty of VIP seats for GOP supporters, which a Republican National Committee official defended by saying, “It’s standard practice for the RNC to receive a small number of tickets to events just as the DNC did under Democrat Presidents.”
July 4th has traditionally been a nonpartisan holiday, a time when families and communities come together knowing that they may belong to different political parties and houses of worship but still share a common and proud heritage as part of a country founded with an act of rebellion against tyranny.
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