People in the liberal media thought Trump was joking when he floated the idea of a parade to honor the military but he was quite serious. Now he has even picked a date for the event.
Trump directs Pentagon to schedule military parade for Veterans Day
President Donald Trump’s plans for a White House-backed military parade are beginning to take shape.
The president has directed the Department of Defense to organize a parade that would take place on Nov. 11 – Veterans Day – according to an unclassified Feb. 20 memo written by National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster.
The memo, which was summarized to POLITICO by a senior administration official, was sent from McMaster to Secretary of Defense James Mattis. It says that Trump wants Mattis to brief him on “concepts of operation for this event.”
The memo also said that the parade route should begin at the White House and end at the Capitol.
Trump, who revels in pageantry, first floated the idea of putting on a military parade after he witnessed France’s Bastille Day parade last summer as a guest of French president Emmanuel Macron.
“It was a tremendous day, and to a large extent because of what I witnessed, we may do something like that on July 4th in Washington,” Trump recalled when Macron visited Washington two months later. “We’re going to have to try to top it.”
Liberals will continue to sneer at this but that just makes them look bad. Our military deserves the honor.