Maybe it's for the Fourth of July festivities. Maybe it's a dress rehearsal in case he loses the presidency next year. Either way, Donald Trump has brought the big guns to Washington.
At his "Salute to America" on Thursday, Mr Trump will address the nation from the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC amid a parade of military tanks.
But city officials have expressed dismay at the possible damage to roads at the 4 July event.
"We're going to have planes going overhead - the best fighter jets in the world and other planes too," the Republican president told reporters at the White House on Monday.
"And we're going to have some tanks stationed outside."
He said the event will "be like no other, it'll be special".
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