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Here’s What We Know About Trump’s White House Fourth of July Event

The crowd will consist of frontline workers and their families

Just two days away from Independence Day, a White House spokesperson finally provided some clarity to CNN about what Trump has planned for his White House event at the South Lawn and Ellipse. It looks like attendance will be invite-only, with law enforcement, nurses, doctors, and first responders as honored guests.

The White House confirmed guests would be social distancing and wearing masks, with each attendee handed a packet upon entry with a mask, hand wipes, and sanitizer. White House staff waiting on guests will change their disposable masks and gloves throughout the evening to ensure sanitary conditions.

Though the National Parks Service currently lists the White House event starting at the same time as the military flyover, CNN reports the event will act as a “social precursor” to other festivities on the Mall.



Jane Recker
Assistant Editor

Jane is a Chicago transplant who now calls Cleveland Park her home. Before joining Washingtonian, she wrote for Smithsonian Magazine and the Chicago Sun-Times. She is a graduate of Northwestern University, where she studied journalism and opera.