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Fireworks Industry Donated To Trump’s July 4 As It Fought His Tariff Threats

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 02: A fire extinguisher sits near a row of loaded firework launchers at West Potomac Park ahead of Thursdays July 4th Salute to America celebration, on July 2, 2019 in Washington, DC. President ... WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 02: A fire extinguisher sits near a row of loaded firework launchers at West Potomac Park ahead of Thursdays July 4th Salute to America celebration, on July 2, 2019 in Washington, DC. President Trump will deliver a speech at the Lincoln memorial and has asked the Pentagon for military hardware to be on hand including tanks, and flyovers by military aircraft. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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July 3, 2019 11:35 a.m.

The two companies donating explosives and labor to President Donald Trump’s VIP-ridden July Fourth Spectacular are giants in the business: Fireworks by Grucci, known for design and production, holds Guinness records for largest aerial fireworks shell and largest fireworks display. And Phantom Fireworks, a supplier, is represented on store shelves in 47 states every Independence Day, according to its website.

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