Donald trump plans to organize large-scale military parade. In America, this initiative has caused bewilderment: unlike France or Russia, parades on national holidays is not in its traditions. For this reason, even scheduled a meeting at the White house to discuss the details of the upcoming event. It is reported that this idea came up Trump after he saw the military marching at the Bottom of the Bastille in France.
According to the newspaper The Washington Post, citing unnamed sources in the White house, an event jointly with the presidential administration will be engaged in the Pentagon, in particular, its head, General James Mattis and Chairman of the joint chiefs of staff General Joseph Dunford.
“The orders we were given these: I want a parade in France. This question is developed at the highest levels of the military command” — leads the publication the words of one of the informed persons.
On July 14 of last year, Trump had a chance to witness a military parade in France, dedicated to the celebration of Bastille Day. The American President arrived in Paris at the invitation of his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron and was very impressed with what is happening. The event really was not ordinary: in 2017, marking the centenary of the beginning of the US campaign in the First world war. Therefore, American and French soldiers marched through the streets of Paris together, accompanied by tanks and aircraft. Sitting next to the Macron, trump reportedly said, “We’re going to beat you.”
Meanwhile, in the US demonstration marches are considered to be rather wasteful. To demonstrate the military power of the country, soldiers and equipment have to deliver from different parts of the country and the world, and it will cost millions to the state Treasury. In addition, the American public figures to hear the plans of the trump notes authoritarianism, accusing him that he acts as “the ruler of a banana Republic”. «Delightfully. Just like in North Korea, and Russia. But what are we going to do with those traitors who refuse to clap?”— commented on the initiative of the President Richard painter, a former ethics lawyer in the service of the White house.
The date for the upcoming parade has not been determined. Among the main candidates discussed independence Day July 4 memorial Day may 28, and veterans Day on November 11. In favor of the latter date, the Pentagon is inclined, as this year will mark the centenary of the victorious for the United States after the First world war.
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