Republican Senator Calls Trump Insecure For Military Parade Idea

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A military parade in DC would shut down the nation's capital and waste taxpayer dollars just to feed Trump's ego.

"As I think we're all aware in this country of the president's affection and respect for the the military, we've been putting together some options".

Mr. Trump's military parade "is aimed at stimulating a new war drive", ANSWER said in its mission statement.

In an interview with The Washington Post, Trump said that part of his "Make America Great Again" agenda included showing off the USA military's might.

Then we will rebuild Pennsylvania Avenue, because Pennsylvania Avenue is not built to transport seven-ton tanks.

Trump told Macron, who was seated next to him, "We're going to have to try to top it".

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Trump apparently got the idea from the French, after attending the Bastille Day parade last summer in Paris.

"The marching orders were: I want a parade like the one in France", a military official told The Washington Post. "Confidence is silent. Insecurities are loud".

The most recent military parade was the national victory celebration held in 1991 to celebrate America's victory in the Gulf War.

Some lawmakers chafed at the prospective costs. "We'll send them to the White House for a decision".

"This is not about a dictatorship".

Although Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has not commented publicly on the idea of a Washington military parade, the idea is not an obvious fit with his emphasis on focusing strictly, if not exclusively, on military activities that either improve the lethality of the armed forces or enhance their preparation for combat, or both. Military planners are looking at dates and locations for the parade, as well as costs, logistics and whether it is feasible to hold a parade displaying large weaponry such as tanks on Pennsylvania Avenue, a defense official told CNN.

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Military parades are unusual but not unprecedented in American history. Council jumped on the opportunity for a lighter poke at the parade.

It's impossible to produce a documentary about a dictator and not include footage of military parades.

There have also been World War I celebrations: Gen. John J. Pershing of the American Expeditionary Forces led two military parades in September 1919.

The military wants to do this on Veterans Day, which will coincide with the hundredth anniversary of the end of WWI, to give this thing the veneer of not being a political affair cooked up by a flagging president. "Unlike less powerful nations, the United States has no need to show off by strutting our soldiers and equipment to prove our strength and leadership", she said.

President Donald Trump is pushing for a grand military parade, which is confirmed to be in the early stages of planning.

Overt displays of military weaponry are seldom seen in the USA, unlike the Soviet Union's decades-old Red Square celebrations or those in Pyongyang staged in recent years by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

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