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“The marching orders were: I want a parade like the one in France,” a military official told The Washington Post. “This is being worked at the highest levels of the military.”
On social media, some are comparing Trump’s plans to tout the nation’s arsenal not to the Bastille Day celebration the president saw in Paris last year but rather the massive displays of weaponry seen in North Korea and Moscow, among other places.
Here is some of that reaction:
Everyone in the armed forces should claim they have bone spurs and do the parade riding golf carts. https://t.co/7Z5RfRx2bi
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) February 7, 2018
I have asked the Pentagon to work something up for me based on this concept board I put together pic.twitter.com/5JddWgiyGs
— Donald J. Drumpf (@RealDonalDrumpf) February 7, 2018
We love the military, and there should absolutely NOT be a military parade in Washington DC.
— The Reagan Battalion (@ReaganBattalion) February 6, 2018
Maybe we compromise and copy Japan's military parade? pic.twitter.com/iibMGVL3C6
— Scott Lincicome (@scottlincicome) February 6, 2018
Oh my god... he wants to be Kim Jong Un... https://t.co/a0Rwj4rfaH
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) February 7, 2018
The Pentagon plans to scare that nepotistic gluttonous ignorant racist juvenile cult leader Kim Jong-Un with something he's never seen before:
— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) February 6, 2018
— Tommy Vietor (@TVietor08) February 6, 2018
If he wanted to take part in a military parade, maybe he shouldn’t have dodged the draft. https://t.co/J4lTuU8xz5
— Neil Dutton (@ndutton13) February 6, 2018
Since people didn’t show up for his inauguration, Trump wants to re-stage it with people who he can order to show up. https://t.co/rPTDEDRuqU
— Adam Jentleson (@AJentleson) February 6, 2018
Perhaps Dear Leader would settle for a brief Ministry of Silly Walks recital in Lafayette Park.https://t.co/SQ31Mvx2PB
— Walter Shaub (@waltshaub) February 7, 2018
Cool. Just like in North Korea and Russia. But what do we do about those traitors who don’t clap during our Dear Leader’s speech?
Pentagon planning grand military parade for Trump https://t.co/gngRRsB9ny
— Richard W. Painter (@RWPUSA) February 7, 2018
— Nathaniel Spuewell (@natespuewell) February 7, 2018
Breaking: Pentagon unveils headlining float in planned large scale military parade. pic.twitter.com/wRxuAfPDGN
— Frederick Douglass (@gettinnoticedmo) February 7, 2018
it's actually really funny that top pentagon officials are being ordered to throw a parade for a reality tv dipshit
— stock market expert (@lib_crusher) February 6, 2018
Obama wasn't a King.
Trump isn't a King either. My side needs to quit treating him like one.
We don't elect Kings in this country, remember?
No military parade.
— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) February 7, 2018
Didn’t Trump already have his parade? pic.twitter.com/NHoNH9SSLi
— Grudge (@grudging1) February 7, 2018
Just put Trump in a tank and let him drive around and crush the rose garden for a while, he’s president, he’s earned it
— Asawin Suebsaeng (@swin24) February 6, 2018
Trump ordered the pentagon to grow him a military parade. Congrats folks, we’ve arrived at fascism.
— SCROTUS (@_NotFakeNews_) February 7, 2018
Trump: I want a big military parade. With a Garfield balloon, like in the Macy’s parade. And a balloon of me, bigger than the Garfield balloon, to show my dominance over Garfield
— TWlTTER DOT COM SLASH PIXELATED BOAT (@pixelatedboat) February 6, 2018
"And I want Arby's dropped in on little parachutes"https://t.co/fL5NkOiYe1
— Rogue WH Snr Advisor (@RogueSNRadvisor) February 7, 2018
An ego stroking military parade commissioned by a 5-time draft dodger? How is the Pentagon not incredibly insulted?
— JackiSchechner (@JackiSchechner) February 7, 2018
I never want to hear about millennials wanting participation trophies ever again. https://t.co/WcfsTXW7ZA
— Mike Drucker (@MikeDrucker) February 7, 2018
Can the Mayor of Washington, DC deny him a parade permit? Would be a nice civics lesson to wannabe Dear Leader.#KimJTrump
— Dave Rinehart (@daverinehart) February 7, 2018
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