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RNC Request for Fireworks Display After Trump Speech Approved

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Fireworks burst over Washington Monument at the National Mall during Independence Day celebrations in Washington, D.C. (Jose Luis Magana/Getty Images)

By    |   Monday, 24 August 2020 12:33 PM

There will be a fireworks display at the Washington Monument this Thursday immediately after President Donald Trump’s acceptance speech from the South Lawn of the White House for the GOP nomination, as the National Park Service approved the Republican National Committee’s application for the event a week after it was filed, The Hill reported on Monday.

The display is expected to take place at about 11:30 p.m. on Thursday, with the RNC paying for the entire cost of holding the event.

The RNC is not expecting more than 50 people in the area to carry out the fireworks display, the permit indicates, although hundreds of congressmen and other guests are likely to attend the president’s address across the street at the White House.

Trump's decision to deliver his acceptance speech from the White House has already been criticized by ethics watchdogs and lawmakers in both parties who are concerned that he is politicizing federal property and blatantly using it for his own reelection effort.

The president had originally been planning to give his acceptance speech at the RNC in Charlotte, North Carolina, which was then moved to Jacksonville, Florida, due to the coronavirus crisis. When the pandemic spread as well in another surge to Florida, that location was also canceled.

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There will be a fireworks display at the Washington Monument this Thursday immediately after President Donald Trump's acceptance speech from the South Lawn of the White House for the GOP nomination, as the National Park Service approved the Republican...
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