At least two Army tanks have been spotted in Fort Stewart in Georgia ahead of the Fourth of July event that President Trump has mentioned will honor the military in “A Salute to America.”
Trump mentioned Monday that army tanks can be stationed outside throughout the celebration however provided no other particulars to NBC Washington.
A photographer from the Associated Press said that two M1A1 Abrams tanks are currently with four other army vehicles on a freight train at a rail yard in the nation’s capital.
Although guarded by army police, they’re still visible to passersby.
U.S. Park police chief Robert MacLean wouldn’t confirm that armored tanks could be a part of the celebration, saying, “We don’t have all of these logistics nailed down at this point.”
In the interview, Trump expressed his enthusiasm for the occasion, saying, “We’re going to have an excellent Fourth of July in Washington, D.C. It will be like no other, it’ll be special and I hope a lot of people come and it is going to be about this country and it’s a salute to America. And I’m going to be here and I’m going to say a few words and we’re going to have planes going overhead — the best fighter jets in the world and other planes too. And we’re going to have some tanks stationed outside. Gotta be pretty careful with the tanks because the roads have a tendency not to like to carry heavy tanks, so we have to put them in certain areas.”