Trump Wants To Hold A Military Parade In DC On July 4

Cheryl Sanders
September 19, 2017

Trump watched enthusiastically from a reviewing stand on July 14 as the French military showcased its tanks and fighter jets, including many US -made planes, along the famed Champs-Elysees.

"It was one of the greatest parades I have ever seen", Trump said. However, he promised Macron he had nothing to worry about it in regards to America's military might. In lengthy comments, he said that his administration has already begun planning for the event, perhaps as early as next year.

Trump said he has discussed the parade idea with his chief of staff, John Kelly, a retired Marine general.

U.S President Donald Trump left shakes hands with French President Emmanuel Macron after a press conference at the Elysee Palace in Paris Thursday

As a clearly bemused Macron looked on, Trump boasted about USA military spending, before saying that he was making the arrangements for a parade with White House Chief of Staff General John Kelly and other aides.

"We'll see if we can do it this year, but we certainly will be beginning to do that".

'That military may come marching down Pennsylvania Avenue.

"I do want to say that I was your guest at Bastille Day".

"We're looking forward to doing that", he said of holding the potential military parade. When asked Monday about the president's designs for a grand military parade on Independence Day, the White House told BuzzFeed News it had "nothing to add at this time". In 1991, President George Bush hosted a similar demonstration of military prowess after the end of the first Gulf War.

Who doesn't love a parade?

Many countries use military parades to celebrate their might. It was two hours on the button, and it was military might. In May, Russian leaders organized a large military parade through Red Square to mark Victory Day, the anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany.

President Donald Trump said he wants to stage an armed forces parade in Washington on July 4 to showcase USA military strength. "Having a really great parade to show our military strength and.we're spending this year $700 billion more than we've ever spent on our military, which is a good thing for you, because we're friends. OK?" The US president was insistent, however, saying that he was so impressed by the military might on display in Paris, that the US was going to have a parade of its own.

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