Donald Trump orders giant military parade for himself

Donald Trump orders giant military parade for himself

According to the Washington Post, the spokesman described the planning process as being in its "infancy".

Donald Trump has asked USA defence officials to investigate the possibility of holding a large military parade in Washington DC.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, defended Trump's idea in a statement published by The Post.

Mr Trump has said he was impressed by the July 14 Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees.

The president's plan displays a chilling similarity to military parades by totalitarian nations and raises concerns that hostile foreign powers, like North Korea, could feel provoked by the imagery.

"We don't need a puffy parade to show the world we can fight".

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Surrounded by the military's highest-ranking officials, including Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., Trump's seemingly abstract desire for a parade was suddenly heard as a presidential directive, the officials said.

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President Donald Trump is pushing the Pentagon to show off the nation's armed forces and weaponry in a military parade down Pennsylvania Avenue. "But we had a lot of planes going over it, we had a lot of military might and it was really a attractive thing to see".

That stance is a purposeful one created to cast anyone who objects to a military parade through the streets of Washington as unpatriotic, cynical or both.

On Bastille Day, Trump said the parade was "really a handsome thing to see", adding that: "They had representatives from different wars, different uniforms".

We don't do military parades.

"Trump is not a king or dictator", one Twitter user wrote.

The White House is attempting to downplay President Trump's order to the Pentagon to hold a military parade that would head straight down Pennsylvania Avenue.

DC leaders are pushing back hard tonight against President Trump's plans for a grand military parade through the city.

The last military parade in Washington was held in June 1991 to mark the end of the Persian Gulf War.

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