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China’s epic military parade makes Trump’s July 4 bash look puny. Here’s how 15 parades for dictators compare.

As China just showed, President Trump's much-touted "Salute to America" on July 4th had nothing on these military parades from around the world.
Supporters of US President Donald Trump gather on the National Mall ahead of the "Salute to America" Fourth of July event with US President Donald Trump at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, July 4, 2019.

Trump’s July 4th extravaganza drained Washington, DC’s fund to guard the capital from terror attacks

DC Mayor Muriel Bowser wrote to President Donald Trump on Tuesday, requesting more money for a fund that helps the District respond to terror threats.
Blue Angels over the Washington monument during President Donald Trump's Fourth of July celebration

The Pentagon says it only spent $1.2 million on Trump’s July 4th blowout, but it’s not clear where that number came from

The show featured fighters, bombers, helicopters, and other aircraft, as well as armored vehicles on the National Mall, but the accounting is unclear.
Spectators stand next to a Bradley Fighting Vehicle at the "Salute to America" event at the Lincoln Memorial during Independence Day celebrations in Washington, D.C., U.S., July 4, 2019.

Russian state TV hosts mocked Trump’s July 4th event as ‘low energy’

Hosts of Rossiya 1's "60 Minutes" called US tanks "rusty" while mocking President Trump's "Salute to America" display.
People watch the fireworks display on the National Mall during Fourth of July festivities on July 4, 2019 in Washington, DC.

Breathtaking photos show how Americans across the country celebrated the Fourth of July

Fireworks displays and Independence Day parades across the country dazzled Americans — from New York City and Baltimore to Anchorage and Santa Monica.
US President Donald Trump speaks during the "Salute to America" Fourth of July event at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, July 4, 2019.

Trump’s ‘Salute to America’ Fourth of July event drew supporters and protesters, despite pouring rain

The all-day "Salute to America" event prompted controversy, due to President Donald Trump's insistence on a show of military might and a speech.
Crowds take images with their smartphones of the fly-over at US President Donald Trump's "Salute to America" Fourth of July event at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, July 4, 2019.

Military flyovers stunned crowds at Trump’s controversial ‘Salute to America’ Fourth of July event

Aircraft from each of the military's branches made appearances, stunning the crowds, despite the pouring rain.

Retired Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal says if his soldiers were ‘forced to come on a holiday’ to ‘stand in the sun’ for Trump&#...

"We proved that on the battlefield," McChrystal said. "I don't think we need to bring them on to the National Mall to justify their effectiveness."

‘Relax and speak to America’: US soldiers in Trump’s military parade are handed instructions on what not to say

"Keep this in mind during all interactions, in or out of uniform," the card said, adding that soldiers should "relax and speak to America."

Trump is holding a massive July 4 military parade — here’s what it looked like the last time Washington hosted one

The last US military parade was held in 1991 to celebrate the end of the Gulf War. Trump's July 4th bash will feature tanks and military flyovers.