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MSNBC Won’t Air Trump’s 4th Of July Celebration

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MSNBC will not air President Donald Trump’s “Salute to America” event, a July 4th celebration set to take place Thursday.

The network confirmed to Politico Tuesday that they have no plans to carry the event live, but may air clips of the event during its regular programming. The report stated that Fox News and CSPAN will carry the full event live, with ABC News, CBS, and NBC streaming the event on their websites. (RELATED: Maddow’s Ratings Continue To Plummet, As Hannity’s, Carlson’s Rise)

PYEONGTAEK, SOUTH KOREA - JUNE 30: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to U.S. troops at the Osan Airbase on June 20, 2019 in Pyeongtaek, South Korea. U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un briefly met at the Korean demilitarized zone (DMZ) on Sunday, with an intention to revitalize stalled nuclear talks and demonstrate the friendship between both countries. The encounter was the third time Trump and Kim have gotten together in person as both leaders have said they are committed to the "complete denuclearization" of the Korean peninsula. (Photo by Kim Min-Hee - Pool/Getty Images)

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to U.S. troops at the Osan Airbase on June 20, 2019 in Pyeongtaek, South Korea. U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un briefly met at the Korean demilitarized zone (DMZ) on Sunday…(Photo by Kim Min-Hee – Pool/Getty Images)

The rally planned for Thursday in Washington D.C. is expected to include an unprecedented show of military might, including tanks, planes, military bands, and drill teams, and a potential F-35 flyover, among others. The rally will also include a speech from Trump at the Lincoln Memorial. (RELATED: Trump Will Delay Deportations To Work On ‘Solution’ With Congress)

The president has publicly mused about the idea of a military-style event since 2017 after witnessing France’s annual Bastille Day parade that year. Trump has faced criticism for the event, with some panning the celebration as authoritarian and frivolous. The event is expected to spark protests around the National Mall and throughout Washington D.C.