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Trump to host 4th of July celebrations despite fears of COVID-19live

Trump to host 4th of July celebrations despite fears of COVID-19

United States, Washington DC

US President Donald Trump is hosting an Independence Day event on July 4, despite pleas from lawmakers to cancel over concerns regarding the coronavirus pandemic.

Along with First Lady Melania Trump and the Interior Department, the president will host the "2020 Salute to America" on the South Lawn of the White House and Ellipse on July 4.

Trump’s Independence Day celebration in 2019 attracted thousands of people to Washington DC’s National Mall.

The White House released a statement on Wednesday, June 17, saying this year’s Independence Day celebration will have a “different look than 2019 to ensure the health and safety of those attending”.

Date of startJuly 4, 2020
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US President Donald Trump is hosting an Independence Day event on July 4, despite pleas from lawmakers to cancel over concerns regarding the coronavirus pandemic. Along with First Lady Melania Trump and the Interior Department, the president will host the "2020 Salute to America" on the South Lawn of the White House and Ellipse on July 4. Trump’s Independence Day celebration in 2019 attracted thousands of people to Washington DC’s National Mall. The White House released a statement on Wednesday, June 17, saying this year’s Independence Day celebration will have a “different look than 2019 to ensure the health and safety of those attending”.