American President’s military parade plan in Washington has attracted mixed reactions.
Reports suggest that the planning for such event has already begun since the last month after President Trump’s meeting with top generals.
President Eisenhower showed off state-of-the-art weapons after his first inauguration. President Kennedy did, too. President George H.W. Bush welcomed thousands of troops after the Gulf War.
Now President Trump wants a military parade of his own. https://t.co/Bu6B9eH6TQ
— NBC News (@NBCNews) February 8, 2018
The Left will scream about absurdity of Trump's desired "military parade" but won't make a peep about endless US wars overseas. The Right will praise parade & further militarization of society, substituting love of war for love of Liberty which is founding principle of country.
— Daniel McAdams (@DanielLMcAdams) February 8, 2018
Analysts blast Trump's desired military parade! I think it’s a fantastic Idea! Honoring and Recognizing our #Military for their great sacrifice and #service for our country is the least we could do! #militaryparade #Veterans https://t.co/b5hQo2ZOFC
— Chris Moore (@ChrisMo37540912) February 7, 2018
This response to Trump’s military parade request from Fmr US Army General Paul Eaton is everything: "The military is not Donald Trump's to use & abuse this way. Our military is the very best in the world, they are not to be reduced to stagecraft to prop up Donald Trump's image"
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) February 7, 2018
Retired Major General Paul Eaton says @realDonaldTrump's parade idea underscores his authoritarian tendencies, and that our military is not there to be "used and abused" to prop up his image.
VoteVets full statement on Trump's orders for a military parade. pic.twitter.com/Am7uSSWZfo
— VoteVets (@votevets) February 7, 2018
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) February 7, 2018
Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., balked at the potential cost of President Donald Trump's desired military parade on Wednesday, calling the concept a "fantastic waste of money to amuse the president." https://t.co/euBrWnCCNz
— Debbie (@Dangchick1) February 7, 2018
Defense scholars immediately raised questions about whether Trump’s desired military parade would really fall into the same category as France’s Bastille Day parade, which is held annually and is deeply rooted in the country’s history and values. https://t.co/6dY0R6GrGS
— Andy Hirschfeld (@andyreports) February 7, 2018
Instead of spending money on a parade @realDonaldTrump why not salute veterans with money for improved health and other services!
— Michael Cairo (@MCairo910) February 7, 2018
Ask our men and women serving in the military if they want to spend the next few months practicing marching in lock step, wasting money that could be spent on their families or vets or making their jobs easier and safer. I bet I can guess their answers.
— Cathy Coleman (@CathyJoeGPT) February 7, 2018
Nooooooooo! Just make a cartoon and give him a private screening and pretend it’s real. He’ll buy it.
— Kathleen robinson (@KadoCo) February 7, 2018