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Trump revives idea that Pentagon once nixed: Parading military gear in DC

Trump revives idea that Pentagon once nixed: Parading military gear in DC”

President Trump on Monday told French President Emmanuel Macron he is considering having a massive military parade in Washington, D.C., on Independence Day after watching the Bastille Day celebrations on a recent trip to France. According to him, the two-hour procession of soldiers and military equipment was "a great thing for France and its spirit", and said he wanted to hold such a parade for the American people.

This had been put right in July when Mr Trump visited Paris.

It was one of the greatest parades I had ever seen.

"Being a great president has to do with a lot of things, but one of them is being a great cheerleader for the country", Trump said in the January interview. Now, he says he wants the USA military to "come marching down Pennsylvania Avenue" and suggested there would be major shows in both DC and New York City. "I don't know. We're gonna have to try and top it, but we had a lot of planes going over and a lot of military might, and it was really a handsome thing to see".

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Trump was very open to considering a number of different options as long as they were fair to America's interests, which include promoting the economy and protecting the environment, the official said. "It was really so well done", he said. During the Cold War, the practice was avoided as it was feared that it would look like the USA was mimicking the Soviet Union. But we had a lot of planes going over, and we had a lot of military might and it was really a handsome thing to see.

"We'll see if we can do it this year, but we certainly will be beginning to do that", he said on Monday, adding that he had spoken to his chief of Staff, John F. Kelly, and others about getting the planning process underway.

Trump also noted that the US spent over $700 billion on military spending this year.

Also isn't it obvious Trump just wants to be able to stand at the front of the parade to feed his own ego?

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"What will happen in the future?"

"That military may come marching down Pennsylvania Avenue", he said then.

Washington already holds quite a few parades, including some with military participation that are held on Memorial Day and July 4.

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