With tanks and flypasts, US celebrates Independence Day as Trump extolls military might

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NEW YORK, Jul 05 (APP):With tanks on display and military jets flying overhead, President Donald Trump praised US military during an Independence Day celebration in Washington that critics said the president had politicized.

Trump, a Republican who admired flashy displays of national pride and military strength in France, dismissed concerns ahead of the ceremony about the expense and militaristic overtones of the event outside the 97-year-old Lincoln Memorial, a symbol of national unity.