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Trump dismisses fears his tanks will damage Lincoln Memorial during Salute to America parade

Trump dismisses fears his tanks will damage Lincoln Memorial during Salute to America paradeDonald Trump has reportedly dismissed concerns that tanks and other military vehicles on display as part of his Independence Day parade could damage the grounds of the Lincoln Memorial. At least two M1A1 Abrams tanks and two Bradley armoured carriers will be moved to the heart of Washington for the US president's "Salute to America" .The National Park Service will reportedly divert nearly $ 2.5m to cover the cost of the event, which Mr Trump described as “the show of a lifetime”.But aides allegedly warned Mr Trump that driving tanks near the Lincoln memorial would “tear up the streets” on its grounds, which are not designed to hold the weight of a vehicle that exceeds 60 tons. Each M1A1 Abrams tank weighs 63 tons. "There were many long conversations with the boss about this," one former senior administration official told the Washington Post.Another defence official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that many top military officials were not aware that the president definitely wanted tanks involved in the parade until last week.The two M1A1 Abrams tanks were shipped to Washington from Fort Stewart in Georgia over the weekend, via freight train, along with other armoured vehicles.National Park Service officials also reportedly remain concerned about the damage the tanks could cause to the grounds of the memorial.It comes after the government spent $ 30.7m to refurbish the memorial under the Obama administration in 2017.On the day before the parade, Army Colonel Sunset Belinsky told CBS News that residents of the capital city "will see the vehicles move through their neighbourhoods, but should not panic".As well as tanks, Mr Trump's 4 July celebration will feature a military jet flyover, an extended fireworks show and speech by the president at the Lincoln Memorial.Ahead of the event, Mr Trump tweeted: “Our July 4th Salute to America at the Lincoln Memorial is looking to be really big. It will be the show of a lifetime!”The last time a US president gave a speech in Washington on 4 July was in 1951 when Harry Truman spoke on the Washington Monument to mark the 175th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.This year’s event will be open to the public free of charge, apart from a ticketed area for VIPs in front of the Lincoln Memorial.However, Donald Trump’s aides fear an embarrassingly small crowd may turn out to the event, according to a report.He has also been criticised over the probable cost of the event, which is expected to run into the millions.But he dismissed these complaints in a tweet on Wednesday, writing: “The cost of our great Salute to America tomorrow will be very little compared to what it is worth. We own the planes, we have the pilots, the airport is right next door (Andrews), all we need is the fuel. We own the tanks and all. Fireworks are donated by two of the greats. Nice!”



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Students appear to perform Nazi salute in 'sickening' photo, superintendent says

Students appear to perform Nazi salute in 'sickening' photo, superintendent saysHigh school officials in Indiana are investigating after a picture posted on social media appeared to show students using a Nazi salute.



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Bob Dole Rises From Wheelchair In Emotional Salute To George H.W. Bush

Bob Dole Rises From Wheelchair In Emotional Salute To George H.W. BushFormer Sen. Bob Dole (R-Kan.) was lifted out of his wheelchair Tuesday to give



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Gov. Scott Walker On Students Who Gave Nazi Salute: 'They're Idiots.'

Gov. Scott Walker On Students Who Gave Nazi Salute: 'They're Idiots.'Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) mustered a lukewarm response when asked about



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Wisconsin Student Speaks Out On Nazi Salute Prom Photo: 'It Was A Scary Moment'

Wisconsin Student Speaks Out On Nazi Salute Prom Photo: 'It Was A Scary Moment'A Wisconsin high school student who refused to raise his arm in an apparent



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Wisconsin High School Students Appear To Give Nazi Salute In Junior Prom Photo

Wisconsin High School Students Appear To Give Nazi Salute In Junior Prom PhotoA photo of Wisconsin high school students appearing to give a Nazi salute went



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Wisconsin district investigates boys' apparent Nazi salute

Wisconsin district investigates boys' apparent Nazi saluteBARABOO, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin school district is investigating a photo of a group of high school boys giving what appears to be a Nazi salute, drawing a strong rebuke on social media.



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AD and Hickory Chair salute Suzanne Kasler’s new Collection in High Point

AD and Hickory Chair salute Suzanne Kasler’s new Collection in High Point



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Drunken American beaten up after giving Nazi salute in Germany

Drunken American beaten up after giving Nazi salute in GermanyA drunken American tourist was beaten up after giving a Nazi salute in Dresden, local police say. The 41-year-old man, who was lightly injured in the attack, was being investigated for using symbols from banned organisations after giving the salute. Public displays of Nazi symbols like the swastika or gestures like the "Heil Hitler" salute have been banned in Germany since the end of World War II. A conviction usually results in a fine but can carry a prison sentence of up to three years. The incident happened on Saturday morning as the inebriated tourist left a bar in the eastern city’s Neustadt area and repeatedly gave the Hitler salute on the street. “An unknown passerby then beat up the man and slightly injured him,” a police statement said. The district in which this took place is known to be a liberal part of town and is a popular meeting place for students. Police said the man who beat him up fled the scene, and that the American tourist was “severely drunk". They are still seeking the passer-by for causing personal injury. A week ago, two Chinese tourists were arrested for giving Nazi salutes outside the Reichstag.  They were fined almost £500 each but were allowed to leave the country with their tour group.  



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American Man Punched for Nazi Salute in Germany

American Man Punched for Nazi Salute in GermanyThe 41-year-old may also have run afoul of German laws banning Nazi symbols and gestures.



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