EYEAFRICA TV: New York, America:Donald Trump has reportedly requested the chiefs of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines stand next to him during a special Fourth of July event.
The US president has said a display of US military tanks will be part of the “Salute to America” event he is headlining in Washington on Thursday.
There is also expected to be a military demonstration by the US Navy Blue Angels and other aircraft. The event is likely to raise concerns over Mr. Trump’s desire to parade US military forces through the streets of the capital in a similar manner to authoritarian regimes such as North Korea, Iran and China.
Mr. Trump has wanted a military hardware in Washington after he witness a similar parade on Bastille Day in Paris in 2017, but the plan was eventually scuttled partly because of the cost.