WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will host military families on the South Lawn for a Fourth of July picnic.
“My fellow Americans, Melania and I are truly honored to wish every American a happy Independence Day,” Trump said.
Happy Fourth of July....Our Country is doing GREAT!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 4, 2018
The commander in chief will then watch fireworks put on by the National Park Service and watch a live performance from Sara Evans, Lola Astanova and American Idol finalists Jax and Jonny Brenns.
“Today as we celebrate the Fourth of July with friends and family let us never forget that our freedom has been earned through the blood, sweat and sacrifice of American heroes and these were great American heroes,” Trump said. “Let us share the grateful heart of our nation with every veteran and member of the United States armed forces.”
Bands from the United States Marines, Navy and Air Force will also perform.
“We are in awe of their courage and we are eternally in their debt,” Trump said. “Together we honor their noble sacrifice by pledging our love and loyalty to our country, flag and fellow citizens.”
While America celebrates it’s independence, Trump continues to narrow down a nominee to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court.
“On Monday, the President spoke on the phone with Sen. Mike Lee,” said White House spokesman Raj Shah.
He’s already spoken with seven candidates to fill the vacancy on the high court and is set to unveil his nominee on Monday, July 9.