North Korean Parades

Back in January, The Huffington Post reported that Trump wanted a North Korea-style parade involving military vehicles. The Trump team denied it. The Huffington Post then found emails showing that the Trump team was lying. Surprise, surprise!

Well, looks like Trump is going public with it this time:

WASHINGTON — President Trump said on Monday that he was looking into staging a display of American military might in a Fourth of July parade down Pennsylvania Avenue.

In remarks during a meeting with President Emmanuel Macron of France at the United Nations, Mr. Trump said he got the idea after watching the Bastille Day parade in Paris with Mr. Macron in July. During the parade, he could be seen gesticulating and whispering to Mr. Macron at the elaborate display of tanks, soldiers on horseback and military jets flying overhead.

“I came back and one of my early calls were, I think we are going to have to start looking at that ourselves,” the president told Mr. Macron. “We are actually thinking about Fourth of July, Pennsylvania Avenue, having a really great parade to show our military strength.”

It’s very odd that the same people who think the United States should be a role model for everyone in every country everywhere are the same ones who think that George W. Bush and Donald Trump are bulwarks of responsible leadership.