Former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonCollins walks impeachment tightrope Hill.TV's Saagar Enjeti rips Sanders for 'inability to actually fight with bad actors' in party Hill.TV's Krystal Ball knocks Clinton's 'mean girl' comments against Sanders MORE on Thursday spoke out against President TrumpDonald John TrumpMnuchin knocks Greta Thunberg's activism: Study economics and then 'come back' to us The Hill's Morning Report - House prosecutes Trump as 'lawless,' 'corrupt' What to watch for on Day 3 of Senate impeachment trial MORE’s Fourth of July celebration and his controversial decision to display tanks and other military hardware on the National Mall during the festivities.  

“We need a strong national defense, but a president shouldn’t need it next to him in a parade to show his patriotism,” Clinton shared Thursday.


Clinton joins other Democrats in slamming Trump’s Independence Day “Salute to America." Trump confirmed to reporters in the Oval Office Monday that military tanks would be on display during the festivities, causing some to worry that Trump is politicizing the traditionally nonpartisan celebration in the nation’s capital. Trump also announced last month that he will be giving a public speech on the National Mall. 

The National Park Service was also reportedly directed by the Trump administration to divert nearly $2.5 million for the event from funds that were originally intended for the upkeep of the national park system.