US President Donald Trump has asked for a large-scale military parade, the White House said Tuesday, an unconventional move that would showcase American muscle and underscore his role as commander-in-chief.
Trump — who has toyed with the idea of a parade in Washington since before being sworn in — has made the request to top officers, who are looking for a date.
“President Trump is incredibly supportive of America`s great service members who risk their lives every day to keep our country safe,” White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said.
“He has asked the Department of Defense to explore a celebration at which all Americans can show their appreciation.”
The Pentagon confirmed it was “in the process of determining specific details.”
Trump`s new request, first reported by The Washington Post, immediately fueled comparisons to similar events in more autocratic countries.
“What an absurd waste of money! Trump acts more like dictator than president. Americans deserve better,” said…