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the tanks have been rolled into position on the national mall for Thursday's elaborate fourth of July display planned by president Donald Trump who has put himself front and center in the production , which is already led to confrontations between trump supporters and protesters , critics have accused trump of hijacking a nonpartisan celebration of America's independence day hearing he will turn it into a taxpayer funded campaign rally while politicizing the military and support for the event was mixed on the national mall I'm not favor of spending our tax dollars %HESITATION band that is set up basically to stroke you go up in our system , namely Donald Trump it being independence day I suppose the military aspect of the fight for independence does your a coordinate with a tank %HESITATION display say I'd like to see the president keep it to the celebration of independence I , there's more enough time for the political speeches at all the hash tag boycott trump fourth of July was trending Wednesday on Twitter where the president defended his plans for the event saying the cost of our great salute to America tomorrow will be very little compared to what it's worth we own the planes we have the pilots the airport is right next door all we need is the fuel the trump administration so far has refused to say how much the event will cost in total trump who is seeking reelection next year we'll deliver a speech during Thursday's taxpayer funded celebration which Democrats have said could potentially violate federal appropriations laws depending on what he says the White House said the president will focus his remarks on patriotism not politics