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Donald Trump was Emmanuel Macron’s guest on  Bastille Day last year, and later said he wanted  a military parade on the Fourth of July in Washington.
Donald Trump was Emmanuel Macron’s guest on  Bastille Day last year, and later said he wanted  a military parade on the Fourth of July in Washington.

Trump Tells Pentagon to Plan Military Parade

Trump Tells Pentagon to Plan Military Parade

US President Donald Trump has asked for a military parade and the Pentagon is reviewing potential dates, Pentagon spokesman Charlie Summers said on Tuesday.
The spokesman described the planning process as being in its “infancy,” CNN reported.
In response to the news, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement that Trump had asked the Defense Department to “explore” the idea.
The Washington Post first reported Trump told top Pentagon brass last month he wants a military parade.
“The marching orders were: I want a parade like the one in France,” a military official told the paper. “This is being worked at the highest levels of the military.”
Trump’s meeting with senior military leaders last month included Vice President Mike Pence, White House chief of staff John Kelly, Defense Secretary James Mattis and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Joseph Dunford.
Trump was French President Emmanuel Macron’s guest on Bastille Day last year, and later called the French military parade he witnessed “one of the greatest parades” he had ever seen.
He said last September in a conversation with Macron that when he came back from France he wanted a military parade on the Fourth of July in Washington.
Trump’s call for a military parade might be hitting a few snags. The Post said shipping tanks and military hardware into Washington could cost millions of dollars, and that military officials said they were unsure how to pay for it.
The news of Trump’s call for a military parade in the US comes as North Korea plans to show off dozens of long-range missiles during a February 8 parade, sources with deep knowledge of North Korea’s intentions told CNN last week.

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