Who loves a parade? Trump wants to showcase military might

Sep 20, 2017, 00:51
Who loves a parade? Trump wants to showcase military might

On Monday, Trump talked about the outcome of the Paris deal for American workers, industries and the economy, said Brian Hook, director of policy at the US State Department.

It would take place on July 4 in Washington with, as Trump envisions it, tanks and planes rolling down and streaking above Pennsylvania Avenue.

It was one of the greatest parades I had ever seen. He added that he thinks the parade was good for the "spirit of France", and wants to do the same thing in Washington D.C. on the Fourth of July.

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"And, to a large extent, because of what I witnessed, we may do something like that on July Fourth in Washington down Pennsylvania Avenue, if I have your approval", Trump said, gesturing toward Macron as the two men laughed and smiled.

"We're going to have to try and top it", Trump went on. It would represent the different wars of our american history, different uniforms... During the Cold War, the practice was avoided as it was feared that it would look like the US was mimicking the Soviet Union.

During a January interview with The Washington Post, President-elect Trump spoke of a desire to use such a parade "to display our military". But we had a lot of planes going over, and we had a lot of military might and it was really a lovely thing to see. And he told reporters he is looking into the possibility of having a parade down the streets of Washington on Independence Day to show the United States' "military strength".

Trump added that he had been speaking with his White House chief of staff, Gen. John Kelly, about a military parade.

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But, France wants Kurdistan to consider supporting Iraq and not separation, he said.

"What will happen in the future?" But those patriotic processions typically involve marching bands and uniformed elements, not the grand display of military hardware that Trump envisions.

When Trump has voiced similar ideas in the past, many in the media criticized him for it due to the similarities such parades share with military dictatorships.

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