After seeing a French Bastille Day celebration, which included a military parade, Trump wants to have a military parade in Washington DC. Trump said he wants this one to be ‘bigger and better’ than the parade he witnessed in France.
“It was one of the greatest parades I have ever seen,” Trump said. “It was two hours on the button, and was military might, and I think a tremendous thing for France and the spirit of France.”
“And to a large extent, because of what I witnessed, we may do something like that on July 4th in Washington, down Pennsylvania Avenue,” Trump exclaimed. “We’re going to have to try and top it.”
Trump says he has already discussed the idea with his chief of staff, John Kelly, who is a retired general.
The U.S. president seems pretty intent on making this happen.
“We’ll see if we can do it this year. But we certainly will be beginning to do that.”
The last time there was a military display in DC, it was during the Cold War. Many criticized the events because it seemed like the U.S. was mimicking the Soviet Union. The president at the time, John F. Kennedy, was reportedly not a big fan of them either.
This isn’t the first time Trump has brought this idea up.
“Being a great president has to do with a lot of things, but one of them is being a great cheerleader for the country,” said Trump in a January interview. “And we’re going to show the people as we build up our military, we’re going to display our military.”
“That military may come marching down Pennsylvania Avenue. That military may be flying over New York City and Washington, D.C., for parades. I mean, we’re going to be showing our military,” he added.
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