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White House chief of personnel informed to check out screen of United States military may after president impressed by Bastille Day parade he experienced in Paris

Donald Trump is thinking about staging a United States military parade in Washington on the Fourth of July Independence Day vacation, motivated by the parade he saw on Bastille Day in Paris .

Meeting France’s President Emmanuel Macron on the fringes of the UN general assembly, Trump stated he had actually asked his White House chief of personnel, retired Marine Corps basic John Kelly, to check out the possibility of holding such a display screen of United States military might.

Trump stated he admired the French parade that he saw with Macron on France’s 14 July legal holiday.

In normal Trump style, the president stated he desires the parade to be larger and much better than the one he saw in France.

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“It was among the best parades I have actually ever seen,” Trump stated. “It was 2 hours on the button, and was military might, and I believe a significant thing for France and the spirit of France.”

“And to a big degree, since of exactly what I saw, we might do something like that on July 4th in Washington, down Pennsylvania Avenue,” Trump stated. “We’re going to need to attempt and top it.”

He kept in mind that France’s parade included agents from armed forces and various wars using various uniforms. “It was truly so well done,” he stated.

“So we’re really considering 4th of July, Pennsylvania Avenue, having a truly terrific parade to reveal our military strength,” Trump included.

Trump has actually frequently shown an interest for military pageantry and had actually supposedly wished for some sort of parade at his own inauguration

Trump saw enthusiastically from an examining stand on 14 July as the French military showcased its tanks and fighter jets, consisting of lots of US-made airplanes, along the renowned Champs-lyses. The event likewise marked the 100th anniversary of the United States entryway into world war one.

Trump stated he has actually gone over the parade concept with his chief of personnel, John Kelly, a retired marine general.

The president, who has actually hired 3 retired and existing generals for his senior management group, likewise kept in mind that the United States invests $700bn on the armed force.
Washington currently holds several parades, consisting of some with military involvement that are hung on Memorial Day and the Fourth of July. Those patriotic processions generally include marching bands and uniformed aspects, not the grand display screen of military hardware that Trump imagines.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/sep/18/donald-trump-military-parade-fourth-of-july