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Trump considering holding DC military parade on July 4th

20 September 2017

"So we are thinking of holding a really big parade on July 4, on Pennsylvania Boulevard, to show our military strength", Trump added.

The Pentagon might have vetoed Donald Trump's interest in parading US military vehicles across the streets of Washington during his inauguration festivities. "And we're going to show the people as we build up our military, we're going to display our military".

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It was one of the greatest parades I have ever seen.

He later told reporters the event might occur as soon as the next Independence Day, adding it might take another year to plan. People don't know what great warriors they are in France, but when you see that and you see all the victories, it was a tremendous thing. "These were two incredible hours in which we saw military power and I think it was great for France and its spirit". 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.

"Mostly because of what I've witnessed, I'm thinking about doing something like this on July 4 in Washington, Pennsylvania Avenue", the USA president said.

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"Being a great president has to do with a lot of things, but one of them is being a great cheerleader for the country", Trump said in the January interview.

He said that the U.S.is spending $700 billion more than ever before on its military, likely alluding to a $700 billion defense policy bill in the Senate, and quipped that it's a boon for France "because we're friends".

Washington already holds quite a few parades, including some with military participation that are held on Memorial Day and July 4.

'That military may come marching down Pennsylvania Avenue.

This would not be the first military parade the US has held, but there has not been one in D.C.in decades - not since 1991. The lengthy parade seemed to thrill the president, who has long held a fascination with military force. "And I think we really, we're looking forward to doing that".

Trump considering holding DC military parade on July 4th