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Muriel Bowser and Donald Trump (Credit: Paul Morigi/Oliver Contreras)

Trump reportedly sought an American military parade after his visit to Paris, France in July of last year, where he observed a Bastille Day celebration with French President Emmanuel Macron.

“We’re going to have to try to top it,” he told the French President.

However, many observers have inferred that, for the President, the parade is less about honoring the troops and more about displaying his power.

Some reports have said that the administration was seeking tanks and armed vehicles for the procession, despite the defense department being prohibited to do so by the 2019 National Defense Authorization act, which Trump himself signed:

In providing support [for the parade], the secretary [of defense] may expend funds for the display of small arms and munitions appropriate for customary ceremonial honors and for the participation of military units that perform customary ceremonial duties. [The secretary] may not expend funds to provide motorized vehicles, aviation platforms [or] munitions other than the munitions specifically described [above].

While it looks like Trump will have to wait until 2019 for his military parade, his Twitter indicates that he’s already declared war on D.C. officials.

 

 

 

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