Trump calls for Pentagon to plan military parade

France defense budget increase between 2019 and 2025

France defense budget increase between 2019 and 2025

The Department of Defense rejected the request, the website said, both because of concerns tanks would damage roads in Washington, and because "some were concerned about the optics of having tanks and missile launchers rolling down Pennsylvania Avenue".

Trump has long mused publicly and privately about wanting such a parade, but a January 18 meeting between Trump and top generals marked a tipping point, according to two officials briefed on the planning.

The president has repeatedly mused about how he would like a military parade.

Trump has brought up the prospect of a military parade several times during his presidency, and reportedly told officials he wants a celebration "like the one in France", referring to the Bastille Day parade in Paris he witnessed previous year. "Aboard Air Force One en route home from Paris in July, aides said Trump told them that he was dazzled by the French display and that he wanted one at home". "It was two hours on the button, and it was military might, and I think a tremendous thing for France and the spirit of France".

Mr. Trump has now told the military to make his wishes a reality. The president, according to the Post, was inspired by France's Bastille Day celebrations, which feature marching soldiers and armored vehicles.

Tanks roll down the street in central Pyongyang, North Korea, in a parade of troops and military hardware marking the 105th birthday of the totalitarian state's late founder, Kim Il Sung, April 20, 2017.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, defended Trump's idea in a statement published by The Post.

"President Trump is incredibly supportive of America's great servicemembers who risk their lives every day to keep our country safe". Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says this parade would just be a show of appreciation.

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And what best way to honour the USA service members on America's biggest day on July 4. Memorial Day and July 4 have been tossed around, but the military prefers Veterans Day on November 11, a few days after the election, because it would coincide with the 100th anniversary of the victorious end of World War I "and therefore be less associated with the president and politics".

Military parades are unusual but not unprecedented in American history. The last major parade in Washington took place in 1991 after the Gulf War.

"Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) also weighed in, tweeting, "My hope is this parade will not focus on military hardware, but on military service, sacrifice, and saying 'Thank You" to those who protect our nation".

As for when the parade would occur, the Post reported the president would like to tie it to a patriotic holiday. But more than twenty years later, the cost for a similar parade are expected to be higher.

The idea for the show of military might apparently came after Trump visited France last July for Bastille Day when an impressive military display was held.

Not to mention the damage a tank would do to the asphalt of Pennsylvania Avenue. "That military may be flying over New York City and Washington, D.C., for parades".

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