At least two armies have arrived from Fort Stewart in Georgia prior to the 4th of July celebration that President Trump has said will honor the military in "A Salute to America."
On Monday, Trump said military tanks would be stationed outside during the celebration, but gave no other details to NBC Washington.
An Associated Press photographer said that two M1A1 Abrams tanks are currently with four other military vehicles on a rail freight train in the country's capital. 19659004] Although monitored by military police, they are still visible to passers-by.
US Park Police Chief Robert MacLean would not confirm that armored tanks would be part of the celebration and say, "We have not all of these logistics nodded at this time."
Trump and his team have planned this event for the past several months and were interviewed about it by Washington Post earlier Monday.
In the interview, Trump expressed his enthusiasm for the event and said: "We need a big 4th of July in Washington, DC It will be like no other, it will be special and I hope many people come and it is going to be about this country, and it's a salute to America And I'm going to be here and I will say a few words and we need to fly overhead ̵
These comments come after several in the local DC government have expressed their concern for possible damage to local infrastructure if the tanks are operated in a parade.