It has been revealed that President Donald Trump has instructed the top brass at the Pentagon to plan for a large-scale military parade to take place in the nation's capital. The parade is in its beginning stages, and a date has not yet been selected, although officials would reportedly like for it to occur on a patriotic holiday.
The Washington Post reports Trump has wanted to have the parade ever since he visited France last year and saw both the French and American military take part in the annual Bastille Day military parade.
“The marching orders were: I want a parade like the one in France,” a military official told the Post. “This is being worked at the highest levels of the military.”
A senior White House official reiterated they are still “brainstorming” and that “right now, there's really no meat on the bones.”
“President Trump is incredibly supportive of America's great service members who risk their lives every day to keep our country safe,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told the Post. “He has asked the Department of Defense to explore a celebration at which all Americans can show their appreciation.”
Even though nothing is set in stone, reactions from liberals have been strong:
Reminder that Trump’s rationale for banning trans people from the military was the “tremendous cost.”
He wants to spend that money on a military parade for himself. https://t.co/Wi1MEnBQj5
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) February 6, 2018
Brought to you by the 5x draft dodger:
“....officials say they have begun to plan a grand military parade later this year showcasing the might of America’s armed forces.” https://t.co/9UJksxeaeu
— Amy Siskind (@Amy_Siskind) February 6, 2018
Oh my god... he wants to be Kim Jong Un... https://t.co/a0Rwj4rfaH
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) February 7, 2018
Since people didn’t show up for his inauguration, Trump wants to re-stage it with people who he can order to show up. https://t.co/rPTDEDRuqU
— Adam Jentleson (@AJentleson) February 6, 2018
In a classic early Hitler move Trump will have a military parade & try to embolden his crazed followers.
— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) February 7, 2018
Get a grip.
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