President Donald Trump’s Fourth of July “Salute to America” celebration has been officially delayed due to weather, CNN reported Thursday.
Journalist Shimon Prokupecz tweeted: “Trump Mall event delayed – unclear for how long. CNN has not yet gotten details of the length of the delay, but there is severe weather in the Washington area and low cloud cover.”
He added: “Trump still plans to deliver remarks at his Salute to America event, despite an announcement there would be a delay in the program. Press Secretary says there has not been a bad weather call and that the president would travel the short distance to the Lincoln Memorial”
Trump was originally scheduled to deliver an address at 6:30 p.m. ET.
Video taken near the National Mall showed a heavy downpour in progress around 5 p.m.:
Trump responded to the weather delay by tweeting: “Weather looking good, clearing rapidly and temperatures going down fast. See you in 45 minutes, 6:30 to 7:00 P.M. at Lincoln Memorial!”