The New York Daily News reports:
President Trump now wants to hold military parades in the United States — because he saw the French doing it. Trump on Monday said the Bastille Day military parades in France have inspired him to consider a similar extravaganza in Washington, D.C. for Independence Day.
“It was one of the greatest parades I’ve ever seen. Because of what I witnessed, we may do something like that on July 4th in Washington down Pennsylvania Avenue,” Trump said in a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron at Manhattan’s Palace Hotel.
“We’re gonna have to try and top it….We’re thinking about, Fourth of July, Pennsylvania Avenue, having a really great parade to show our military strength.”
— CSPAN (@cspan) September 18, 2017