The former Navy SEAL, Robert J. O’Neill, who claims to have killed Osama bin Laden, is speaking out against Trump’s proposal for a military parade.
O’Neill was a member of the elite SEAL Team Six who took down bin Laden on May 2, 2011. He considers himself to be a conservative and is a Fox News contributor who has dined with Trump at the White House.
He tweeted, “A military parade is third world bullshit. We prepare. We deter. We fight. Stop this conversation.”
A military parade is third world bullshit. We prepare. We deter. We fight. Stop this conversation.
— Robert J. O'Neill (@mchooyah) February 8, 2018
His comments come after the White House confirmed that Trump has asked the Pentagon about “a celebration” where all Americans can show their appreciation for the military.
Continued below ad>>>
In a statement by White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, she stated, “President Trump is incredibly supportive of America’s great service members who risk their lives every day to keep our country safe. He has asked the Department of Defense to explore a celebration at which all Americans can show their appreciation.”
However, D.C.’s legislative body gave Trump a big no by tweeting out a ‘no tanks’ symbol.
They wrote, “The D.C. government will open on time today. DC Public Schools will open on time today. Sadly, the Giant Tank Parade is cancelled. Permanently.”
The DC government will open on time today.
DC Public Schools will open on time today.
Sadly, the Giant Tank Parade is cancelled. Permanently. pic.twitter.com/mQmElqs3Tt
— Council of DC (@councilofdc) February 7, 2018
Democratic and Republican lawmakers have also criticized Trump’s proposal for a parade saying that it would waste time and money. They also added that it could damage the D.C. roads.
**Note: All of our articles have hyperlinks to verifiable sources unless we’re providing audio/video evidence. We’re committed to fighting fake news. Never trust publications that don’t use hyperlinks or other evidence**