Late-Night Comedians Dump on 'Dictator' Trump for Military Parade Idea

Friday, 09 Feb, 2018

An anonymous source quoted in the story said, "The marching orders were: I want a parade like the one in France".

As the Comedy Central star pointed out, even conservative Fox News personality Steve Doocy said it would be a waste of money.

Military parades of the kind that are common in authoritarian countries like China and North Korea are not quintessentially American.

Iraq and Afghanistan veterans' groups say their members, still grappling with the effects of the recent government shutdown, don't support a logistically draining parade without a clear goal. Beschloss did not say so, but Ike also denounced the "military-industrial complex" in his 1961 farewell address. So Trump's directive to the Pentagon to draft options for a massive march reverberated across Washington on Wednesday like the thud of a discharged cannon, as lawmakers and military leaders mused about the cost, the risk and the goal. "In years past, we've honored our troops with a parade along the iconic "Canyon of Heroes" route and those who served in these post-9/11 wars also deserve a hero's welcome - and NY is the only place to do that". Trump's parade is the antithesis of Ike's prudence and his commitment to safeguarding our democracy. But what's wrong with that? "So you're just going full dictator now?" he asked.

The world is a unsafe place, with enemies near and far, in the forms of terrorists, risky regimes and even violent street gangs like MS-13.

That's the parade this fake prez really wants.

TAMMY DUCKWORTH: We have a country where we are now at war.

And everybody loves a parade! This is one reason the so-called Doomsday Clock has been reset closer to midnight. "Therefore, we ask that transgender individuals continue to be allowed to serve their country". They just make us feel good, and we in this country can always use an injection of good feelings. But France's tradition comes from a place of pacifism and global goodwill, with French soldiers carrying flags of the European Union and including troops from other countries. Any commander-in-chief who respects the traditions of the military would understand that. Money should not be an issue.

It seems plans are underway by the Trump Administration to introduce a new transgender military policy on February 21.

"Look, as I said, we haven't made a final decision", Sanders snapped at Portnoy.

Secretary of Defense James Mattis appeared at Wednesday's press briefing, and when about the parade, said he would send "options" for it up to the White House.

Sen. John Neely Kennedy (R-Louisiana), said when you're the most powerful nation on earth, you don't have to show off like Russian Federation and China. That is a bit extreme, as North Korea puts on many more such demonstrations than our country proposes. Ours would be a singular event aimed mostly at inspiring American pride, while acknowledging that an occasional display of muscle is also necessary in a risky world. He lives in Owings Mills.