Donald Trump demanding France like military parade in Washington like a kid

President Donald Trump salutes as French President Emmanuel Macron his wife Brigitte Macron and U.S. First Lady Melania Trump watch the annual Bastille Day military parade on the Champs Elysees in Paris

Trump has given orders to officials at the Pentagon to plan a grand military parade as a "celebration of the men and women who give us freedom", Pentagon spokesman, Charlie Summers said in a statement Tuesday.

Trump in September mused about holding a French-style military parade in Washington during the U.S. Independence Day celebration. This is a President who has openly questioned his own Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation, suggesting there may be a conspiracy at the highest levels seeking to weaken him.

Later, White House press secretary, Sarah Sanders confirmed the event, which usually stages in nation's capital to mark a victor at the end of a war.

Trump has been a fan of military parades ever since he attended a similar event on Bastille Day in France.

The Washington, D.C. City Council - which is dominated by Democrats - mocked the idea of the city hosting a parade featuring military hardware. "If we really want to honor our troops and support them, pass the defense budget".

The president was inspired by the Bastille Day parade in Paris, which he witnessed as a guest of French President Emmanuel Macron in July.

But it was in a meeting at the Pentagon last month that Trump raised the possibility of a military parade in a more concrete way, the Post reported, prompting military officials to begin examining the idea.

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Trump, whose love of the military and the uniform do not comport with his five deferrals from draft, was so impressed with the parade that he couldn't stop talking about it.

After the Gulf War in 1991, the United States put on a victory celebration replete with service members and military gear.

"We're going to have to top it. Planes going over".

Many people, including me, often refer to Donald Trump as the Mango Mussolini, and he seems to be encouraging those comparisons by ordering the Pentagon to put on a huge military parade through the streets of Washington, DC.

"I think a parade showcasing our military and the sacrifices they make to our country would be appropriate as a way to say thank you", Sen.

We don't do military parades.

More ostentatious displays of arms have also been a part of previous parades, as was the case with President John F. Kennedy's inauguration parade at the height of the Cold War.

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