This past July 14, President Trump spent the day with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris watching the celebrations of Bastille Day. Part of the pageantry included a military paraded consisting of sharp-marching troops, military vehicles rumbling through down the Avenue des Champs-Elysees and aircraft screaming by overhead.
The display impressed the President, who called it “one of the greatest parades” he had ever seen, mentioned it to top officials of the Pentagon during a meeting on January 18 meeting.
The New York Post writes that meeting attendees Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joe Dunford, “took Trump’s wish as an order” and are now planning a military style parade for Washington. No date has been set, but with this November 11 not only being Veterans Day, but the 100 year anniversary of World War I, the date would seem to be perfect for the display.
The Left has been consumed by tirades of disbelief and outrage:
He just wants to show off. He can waste money on this but more important things he takes money from
— Ry (@RydenxDirtay) February 7, 2018
He’s already picked out his costume. pic.twitter.com/7OPVyLMnRr
— Jeremy Pape (@JenjerpapePape) February 7, 2018
That's what dictators do…….
If a parade must be held, let’s see floats carrying military office workers, medical staff, cooks, military stringed quartets, civilian base personnel, etc. None of the usual military parade display of power and might.
— Mac Frazier (@MacFrazier55) February 7, 2018
Given everything we know about him, I believe this is more like his parade. pic.twitter.com/gTHAx6W6jb
— David (@DavidPlourde5) February 7, 2018
When Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) was badgered about the proposal from fake news anchor Chris Cuomo of CNN, Jordan replied that Trump’s wish for a parade was inspired solely by his love for the military, reports Washington Examiner.
“I’ve had the opportunity to be around him,” Jordan told Cuomo, “I wish every American could spend some time with him, and you would see how much he loves our men and women in uniform, how much he loves this great country, how much he loves our military. So I think that’s what he’s pointing to. How that’s expressed, how that’s shown, I’ll leave that up to the commander in chief. But, if it’s a parade, it’s a parade.”
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