Washington Post - Trump’s plan to take over Fourth of July celebration opposed by D.C. mayor

By Peter Jamison and Peter Hermann

May 16 at 5:33 PM

D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) said she opposes President Trump’s plan to put himself at the center of a redesigned Fourth of July celebration in the nation’s capital, expressing concerns about what could be major logistical changes and the resulting strain on police and emergency services.

During an interview Thursday, Bowser said she would prefer that the event on the Mall — which has not undergone wholesale changes to its planning since the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 — remain in its current format.  ...more