Who loves a parade? Trump wants to showcase military might

Who loves a parade? Trump wants to showcase military might

Trump celebrated the 100th anniversary of US entry into World War I on Bastille Day in Paris in July, watching thousands of French and American troops march down the Champs-Élysées during the two-hour parade, which included armored personnel carriers, tanks, missile launchers and dozens of military planes and helicopters.

Trump floated the French Bastille Day-inspired proposal as he spoke to reporters alongside President Emmanuel Macron ahead of a bilateral meeting at the Lotte New York Palace Hotel. Founded in 1846, AP has covered all the major news events of the past 165 years, providing high-quality, informed reporting of everything from wars and elections to championship games and royal weddings. "[This] is good news for you 'cause we're friends", said Trump to the French president.

The parade would showcase US military might. "It was two hours on the button, and was military might, and I think a tremendous thing for France and the spirit of France".

"Because of what I witnessed, we may do something like that on July 4th in Washington down Pennsylvania [Avenue]", Trump said. The US president was insistent, however, saying that he was so impressed by the military might on display in Paris, that the US was going to have a parade of its own.

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"It was one of the greatest parades I've ever seen", Trump said Monday.

During brief remarks, Trump raved about his visit to Paris last July 14 - which featured military fly overs, parades of horse guards, assorted tanks and other military hardware. The last time the U.S. had a major parade for its military was in 1991, at the end of the Gulf War that liberated Kuwait from Saddam Hussein's Iraqi forces. "It was really so well done", he said. "We're spending this year $700 billion, more than we've ever spent on our military". The occasion also marked the 100th anniversary of the USA entrance into World War I.

Meeting French President Emmanuel Macron on the fringes of the U.N. General Assembly, Trump said he had asked his White House chief of staff, retired Marine Corps General John Kelly, to look into the possibility of holding such a display of US military might.

"That military may come marching down Pennsylvania Avenue".

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