Trump Wants To Hold A Military Parade In DC On July 4

Trump Wants To Hold A Military Parade In DC On July 4

So big, in fact, that he wants to replicate the experience back home.

Speaking alongside French President Emmanuel Macron during a joint press conference at the United Nations in New York, Trump said the idea was inspired by France's festivities he witnessed during a state visit to Paris in July.

"It was one of the best parades I've ever seen", Trump said. Now, he says he wants the USA military to "come marching down Pennsylvania Avenue" and suggested there would be major shows in both DC and New York City.

The comments prompted laughter from Macron and other officials sitting around them.

The publication refers to the words of the US President, expressed during his meeting with his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, in NY. The parade usually includes military vehicles and flyovers, and Trump was visibly happy during the event.

Trump also noted that the USA spent over $700 billion on military spending this year.

President Trump has been keen for some time to establish more gaudy public displays of American military might, having pushed for military vehicles to participate in his inauguration. But those patriotic processions typically involve marching bands and uniformed elements, not the grand display of military hardware that Trump envisions. That military may be flying over New York City and Washington, D.C., for parades.

"We're going to have to try and top it", Trump went on.

Trump was blown away by what he experienced in Paris on July 14, when he joined French President Emmanuel Macron at the Place de la Concorde to watch thousands of French troops advance down the Champs-Elysées.

The president, who was surrounded by several generals in his administration has always had a fascination for the thing-martial, even if he himself has escaped the military service.

On Monday, seated next to Macron, he boasted about the levels of USA military spending so far in his term. "And I think a tremendous thing for France and for the spirit of France", Trump reminded Macron on Monday. I think we're looking forward to doing that.

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