Trump Wants a Military Parade, Former Obama Staffer Calls it 'Pointless'

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Posted: Feb 07, 2018 12:00 PM
Trump Wants a Military Parade, Former Obama Staffer Calls it 'Pointless'

President Trump was reportedly so inspired by France's Bastille Day parade during his visit last year that he wants to conduct a similar event highlighting American military might in Washington, D.C. Trump has asked the Pentagon to consider the idea and they are currently reviewing potential dates.

"President Trump is incredibly supportive of America's great servicemembers who risk their lives every day to keep our country safe. He has asked the Department of Defense to explore a celebration at which all Americans can show their appreciation," White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said.

Not everyone is as eager as the White House.

Former Obama Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes sees it as a pointless charade.

The Washington Post's Jennifer Rubin shared her own reservations, suggesting Trump wants to become a dictator.

Some lawmakers opposed to the parade say it is just too expensive, as sending tanks and military hardware to Washington could cost millions.

The worst take yet? Those who are comparing Trump's potential military parade with the Tiananmen Square standoff.

Right now, rumor has it that the Pentagon is looking to conduct the U.S. military parade on Veterans Day.