President Donald Trump has asked the Pentagon to plan a grand parade of the U.S. armed forces in Washington this year to celebrate military strength, officials said Tuesday.
The Washington Post, which was first to report the plan, said Trump wants an elaborate parade this year with soldiers marching and tanks rolling, but no date has been selected.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed the request Tuesday evening. She said Trump wants the Pentagon to “explore a celebration” that will allow Americans to show appreciation for the military.
U.S. military members commonly participate in parades on the Fourth of July and other holidays to mark appreciation and remembrance of military veterans, but these typically do not include gaudy displays of military hardware.
In her brief comment on Trump’s order to the Pentagon, Sanders did not elaborate on what sort of event he envisions.
Mike Cernovich Hits the nail on the head with his breakdown of the situation:
Americans love parades, as a 1931 song declares:
I love a parade;
A handful of vets,
A line of cadets,
Or any brigade,
For I love a parade!
It seems obvious to the point of banality to explain that yes, Americans love parades, and human beings in every country enjoy the disciplined military formations you’ll find in parades.
And yet here we are, in bizarro world, explaining the obvious and watching Democrats walk through an area marked, “WARNING: DO NOT STEP HERE. THIS IS A TRAP.”
Democrats, who ran record budget deficits under President Barack Obama, are declaring that a military parade will be a “waste of money,”
Sometimes you have to let your opponent take the short-term win to achieve longer strategic objectives. Trump’s military parade is brilliant, and Democrats should either join the celebration or say nothing. Opposing a military parade looks anti-fun (everyone loves a parade) and anti-military on one swoop.
What a bunch of loser anti-patriotic goons on the left
UPDATE: Democrats are planning on obstructing the military parade.