President Donald Trump Facing Backlash Over Cost Of July 4 Celebration | NBC Nightly News



the scene now set ready for rehearsals with military vehicles in place on the National Mall moving through the city overnight last-minute prep that comes with a cost if their demonstrations and protests those are additional police cost as well so we don't know what our total costs are yet according to the Washington Post the National Park Service is diverting two and a half million dollars from entry fees to help pay for the president's plan to beef up the July 4th festivities with flyovers the Army Band and those tanks in a show of military muscle and that's only part of the total bill 1 the president is downplaying he's tweeting today the cost of our great salute to America tomorrow will be very little compared to what it's worth on the mall today a mixed reaction we have military capabilities in America and I think he shouldn't be ashamed of showing that I think it's unfair for the military to have to be here to be politicized like this Hallie joins us now Hallie another headline out of the White House involves that controversial citizenship question on the 2020 census that the Supreme Court blocked just last week what's the latest there well Kristen the census forms are now getting printed without that question but given the president's intense interest in this and his tweet today pushing to move forward with the legal fight the Justice Department is now working to see if they can find a way to include it that said hopes are not high hey NBC News fans thanks for checking out our YouTube channel subscribe by clicking on that button down here and click on any of the videos over here to watch the latest interviews show highlights and digital exclusives thanks for watching