“The marching orders were: I want a parade like the one in France,” a military official told The Washington Post. “This is being worked at the highest levels of the military.”
On social media, some are comparing Trump’s plans to tout the nation’s arsenal not to the Bastille Day celebration the president saw in Paris last year but rather the massive displays of weaponry seen in North Korea and Moscow, among other places.
Here is some of that reaction:
We love the military, and there should absolutely NOT be a military parade in Washington DC.— The Reagan Battalion (@ReaganBattalion) February 6, 2018
The Pentagon plans to scare that nepotistic gluttonous ignorant racist juvenile cult leader Kim Jong-Un with something he's never seen before:— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) February 6, 2018
it's actually really funny that top pentagon officials are being ordered to throw a parade for a reality tv dipshit— stock market expert (@lib_crusher) February 6, 2018
Obama wasn't a King.— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) February 7, 2018
Trump isn't a King either. My side needs to quit treating him like one.
We don't elect Kings in this country, remember?
No military parade.
Just put Trump in a tank and let him drive around and crush the rose garden for a while, he’s president, he’s earned it— Asawin Suebsaeng (@swin24) February 6, 2018
Trump ordered the pentagon to grow him a military parade. Congrats folks, we’ve arrived at fascism.— SCROTUS (@_NotFakeNews_) February 7, 2018
Trump: I want a big military parade. With a Garfield balloon, like in the Macy’s parade. And a balloon of me, bigger than the Garfield balloon, to show my dominance over Garfield— TWlTTER DOT COM SLASH PIXELATED BOAT (@pixelatedboat) February 6, 2018
An ego stroking military parade commissioned by a 5-time draft dodger? How is the Pentagon not incredibly insulted?— JackiSchechner (@JackiSchechner) February 7, 2018
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