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President Trump plans huge July 4 fireworks show despite DC's concerns

 Fireworks over the National Mall during the 4th of July celebration at the White House.Photo by Pete Souza
Fireworks over the National Mall during the 4th of July celebration at the White House.Photo by Pete Souza (KKTV)
Published: Jul. 1, 2020 at 5:56 PM MDT
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The Trump administration is promising one of the largest fireworks displays in recent memory in Washington on July 4th. It also plans to give away as many as 300,000 face masks to those who come down to the National Mall for the festivities, although they won't be required to wear them.

This is despite concerns from D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, who warns that the plans run counter to established health guidelines. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt on Wednesday detailed President Donald Trump's plans for Independence Day in the nation's capital and said they include a mile-long detonation of 10,000 fireworks.

Trump and first lady Melania Trump plan to host events on Saturday from the White House south lawn and from the Ellipse.

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