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

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

Trump on Monday said the Bastille Day military parades in France have inspired him to consider a similar extravaganza in Washington, D.C. for Independence Day.

Mr Trump admitted yesterday to President Macron of France that he had not appreciated "what great warriors" the homeland of Napoléon Bonaparte and Lafayette had produced.

But their relationship has since grown close, highlighted by Trump's visit to Paris in July where they held talks and watched a military parade to mark France's annual Bastille Day holiday and the 100th anniversary of the US entry into World War One. It was two hours and it was military might, and I think a tremendous thing for France...

He said that the U.S.is spending $700 billion more than ever before on its military, likely alluding to a $700 billion defense policy bill in the Senate, and quipped that it's a boon for France "because we're friends". Now, he says he wants the United States military to "come marching down Pennsylvania Avenue" and suggested there would be major shows in both DC and New York City. "We will try to surpass the French".

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"It was one of the best parades I've ever seen", Trump said.

The annual parade commemorates the 1789 storming of the Bastille prison, a major turning point in the French Revolution. "I mean, we're going to be showing [off] our military". "We're actually thinking about Fourth of July having a really great parade to show our military strength".

A Huffington Post report from March revealed that Trump's inaugural committee was "seriously considering adding military vehicles to the Inaugural Parade". "That military may come marching down Pennsylvania Avenue". Indeed, historically the USA has scorned the large military parades in nations like North Korea as signs of a childish nation obsessed with its own sense of military might.

But also, perhaps the military, at least, knows it's a little gauche to have such a martial parade celebrating its own awesomeness at a time when our troops are bogged down in a 16-year war in Afghanistan with no end in sight while also bombing, somewhat indiscriminately, Middle Eastern countries in the fight against ISIS, an act which has resulted in an uptick of civilian deaths this year?


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