Who loves a parade? Trump wants to showcase military might


On Monday, Trump talked about the outcome of the Paris deal for American workers, industries and the economy, said Brian Hook, director of policy at the US State Department.

Trump on Monday said the Bastille Day military parades in France have inspired him to consider a similar extravaganza in Washington, D.C. for Independence Day.

Trump hoped to have military vehicles in his Inauguration Day parade, but this plan never came to fruition.

"So we're actually thinking about Fourth of July, Pennsylvania Avenue, having a really great parade to show our military strength", Trump said. "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 lovely thing to see".

US President Donald Trump (L) and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron applaud as they watch the annual Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris on July 14, 2017.

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"It was really so well done". But we had a lot of planes going over, and we had a lot of military might and it was really a lovely thing to see.

Trump said he has discussed the parade idea with his chief of staff, John Kelly, a retired Marine general. Trump was the VIP guest on the French president's viewing stand for a parade of French military troops and equipment.

The Huffington Post reported in March that emails were exchanged between the Presidential Inaugural Committee and Pentagon officials asking for photographs of "military tactical vehicles" that could be used.

It would take place on July 4 in Washington with, as Trump envisions it, tanks and planes rolling down and streaking above Pennsylvania Avenue. That military may be flying over New York City and Washington, DC, for parades.

Mr Trump admitted yesterday to President Macron of France that he had not appreciated "what great warriors" the homeland of Napoléon Bonaparte and Lafayette had produced. The lengthy parade seemed to thrill the president, who has long held a fascination with military force.