The Hill reports:
The State Department on Thursday called a recent military parade in North Korea a “dog and pony show,” even amid reports that the Trump administration is planning a military procession of its own. CNN’s Michelle Kosinski tweeted the swipe from a State Department official.
The comment came after media reports surfaced that top Pentagon officials are in the early stages of planning a military parade in Washington, D.C., at President Trump’s behest. The White House confirmed on Tuesday that the president did, in fact, ask military officials to “explore a celebration at which all Americans can show their appreciation.”
Trump has long floated the idea of a grand display of U.S. military might, and was reportedly dazzled by such a parade during a Bastille Day celebration in Paris last year. A parade in North Korea on Thursday featured tanks, soldiers and hundreds of troops marching ahead of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, which are set to open on Friday.
The State Dept. just called NKorea’s military parade a “dog and pony show.” Sooooo…
— Michelle Kosinski (@MichLKosinski) February 8, 2018