President Donald Trump is mulling a large military parade for July 4th according to the Hill. Mr. Trump is reportedly smitten with the military parade he witnessed while visiting France on Bastille Day.
President Trump on Monday told French President Emmanuel Macron he is considering having a massive military parade in Washington, D.C., on Independence Day after watching the Bastille Day celebrations on a recent trip to France. In remarks alongside Macron during a New York trip to the United Nations, Trump marveled at the “military might” on display in Paris for Bastille Day and said seeing the parade inspired him to do something similar in the U.S.
“Because of what I witnessed, we may do something like that on July 4th in Washington down Pennsylvania [Avenue],” Trump said. “We’re thinking … of having a really great parade, to show our military strength.” Trump also noted that the U.S. spent over $700 billion on military spending this year.