Published: Sat, February 10, 2018

Republican Senator Calls Trump Insecure For Military Parade Idea

Republican Senator Calls Trump Insecure For Military Parade Idea

Sen. John Kennedy was asked on Capitol Hill about President Donald Trump's desire to throw a big military parade - and pithily advised against it.

"America is the most powerful country in all of human history", he continued.

You know, I don't think it's a good look for us.

Trump's military parade could also come as an answer to North Korea's own military parade, which the authoritarian nation conducted as a display of force on the eve of the Winter Olympics in South Korea.

"And I don't want to be". The president's idea was described as "marching orders" by one military official who was at the January 18 meeting, according to The Washington Post.

However, Trump's parade is already hitting a number of snags even in the early stages of its planning, as critics are arguing that a parade, which could cost millions of dollars, is not something that the Pentagon can afford at the moment. In the past, we have held military parades to celebrate major national events such as the Gulf War or the end of World War II, as achievements by the American people who fought in and supported those efforts. I think, you know, when John Winthrop, what now, four centuries ago almost, said that America should be as a city on a hill and with all the world's eyes upon it, I think when the world's eyes look at our city on the hill and they see an echo of Soviet May Day parades and North Korean military parades that's not the best image for us.

The news of Trump's call for a military parade in the United States comes as North Korea plans to show off dozens of long-range missiles during a February 8 parade, sources told North Korea's intentions told CNN last week.

Among their objections: Military parades have traditionally been the hallmarks of totalitarian regimes, appearing in the parade would be an unwelcome distraction for rank-and-file servicemembers and it would make it seem like the military is promoting the president and not serving the Constitution. "We're the only nation in the world that defends a piece of paper".

"We may do something like that on July 4 in Washington, down Pennsylvania Avenue", he said.

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