Lawmakers take aim at president's plan for military parade

He added, "When you're the most powerful military in the world, you don't need to show it off".

"Safe bet that Donald Trump - in addition to never having served himself, never having had a father or grandfather who served, and never having sons who served - has also never attended a line-of-duty military funeral, or even visited the front as President".

Among their objections: Military parades have traditionally been the hallmarks of totalitarian regimes, appearing in the parade would be an unwelcome distraction for rank-and-file servicemembers and it would make it seem like the military is promoting the president and not serving the Constitution. "What are they trying to prove?'" Del. "For us, we missed Thanksgiving, Christmas, Eddie's birthday", she said.

The president was reportedly so impressed by the military displays during a Bastille Day parade he observed in France a year ago that he's directed the Pentagon officials to put on something similar here in the U.S.

Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin said a parade would be a "fantastic waste of money".

Evidently Trump has become green with envy as he's seen Lil' Kim preside over a military parade once or twice every year.

We fervently hope the White House will announce, as it often does after the president is mocked or a childish idea is leaked to the press, that this is all "fake news" - or better, a joke.

Short said it was too early to know how much the parade would cost.

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis - who argued to lawmakers on Tuesday that a budgetary impasse was eroding US advantages over adversaries and could lead to aircraft being grounded - said the Pentagon was putting together options that would be sent to the White House.

Missiles are driven past the stand with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and other high ranking officials during a military parade marking the 105th birth anniversary of North Korea's founding father Kim Il Sung in Pyongyang last year
Forget the SOTU Address: Trump Wants a Military Parade

Although Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has not commented publicly on the idea of a Washington military parade, the idea is not an obvious fit with his emphasis on focusing strictly, if not exclusively, on military activities that either improve the lethality of the armed forces or enhance their preparation for combat, or both. "It was two hours on the button, and it was military might, and I think a tremendous thing for France and for the spirit of France". Footage of the second parade, which was held in D.C. on Sep.

The DC Council tweeted on it's official page this morning that the schools are open, but the "Great Tank Parade" is "canceled". Sadly, the Giant Tank Parade is cancelled.

"I was your guest at Bastille Day, and it was one of the greatest parades I've ever seen", Mr Trump told Mr Macron.

Still, she conceded there was little chance of blocking a parade permit from being issued, given the First Amendment right to free assembly. He slashed the military's budget and withdrew us from the world.

The last time the Pentagon staged a big military parade down Pennsylvania Avenue.we were celebrating the end of the first Persian Gulf War in 1991.

President Obama gave the impression, through word and deed, that he thought the US was the problem in the world.

Reportedly, Trump was inspired to have this event after witnessing France's annual Bastille Day celebration.

DC leaders are pushing back hard tonight against President Trump's plans for a grand military parade through the city. Jonny Havens, a US army veteran who said he served in Iraq, called that sentiment "right on".

"I'm not looking for a Soviet-style hardware display", Senator Lindsay Graham said.

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