Trump asks for military tanks on the Mall as part of grandiose July Fourth event | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Trump asks for military tanks on the Mall as part of grandiose July Fourth event

National Park Service acting director P. Daniel Smith faces plenty of looming priorities this summer, from an $11 billion backlog in maintenance needs to natural disasters like the recent wildfire damage to Big Bend Park.

But in recent days, another issue has competed for Smith's attention: how to satisfy President Donald Trump's request to station tanks or other armored military vehicles on the Mall for his planned July Fourth address to the nation.

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