PBS NewsHour

Why Trump's Fourth of July event is complicated for military

Clip: 07/04/2019 | 4m 35s

President Trump has been yearning for a large-scale military display since he took office. With this year’s Fourth of July celebration, which includes tanks, fighter jets and the Blue Angels, he gets his wish -- but not without criticism. The Washington Post’s Dan Lamothe has been reporting on the controversy around Trump’s military “salute” and joins Judy Woodruff to foreshadow the event.

Aired: 07/04/19

Rating: NR

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