As plans for Donald Trump's 'Salute to America' Fourth of July celebration take place, officials are still dealing with one last request of the president's: tanks.
Trump wants to see tanks or other armored military vehicles on the National Mall for his address to the nation, The Washington Post reported, leaving officials scratching their heads at how to fulfill the request.
The vehicles can weigh 60 tons or more and some of them - like Abrams tanks - have treads that can seriously damage the ground.
President Trump wants tanks as part of his Fourth of July celebration
Trump originally got the idea for tanks when he and the first lady observed a Bastille Day military parade in France in 2017
The president is personally involved in planning the Fourth of July; last year's fireworks are seen around the Washington Monument
The president has wanted a military-style parade with tanks since he saw the French version on their Bastille Day celebration during his 2017 visit to France.
The Pentagon is weighing having static displays of the vehicles in order to please the president, the newspaper reported.
It's just one of the many logistical details still in need of straightening out - including how to move thousands of people through magnetometers on the popular holiday celebration on Washington D.C.'s National Mall.
Trump is essentially producing the holiday show himself, having extensive briefings on the subject and weighing in on all aspects - from where the fireworks should be launched to how the military will be honored.
The cost to taxpayers has yet to be determined: while two firework companies have donated the $750,000 show, employees of the National Park Service will have to clean up the mall the next day not to mention all the security officials working during the fireworks performance and the president's address.
The president has added extra touches to this year's event.