Democrats, as you’d expect, are outraged that President Trump has called for a military parade to honor U.S. troops.
The thing is, Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer(D-NY) advocated for a similar parade just a few years ago – and the MSM doesn’t seem to care!
The liberal outrage du jour or du week (sorry I don’t know the French word for week and I don’t feel like looking it up) is that President Trump wants to have a military parade in Washington DC to honor the men and women of our military. The leftist freak-out has them calling Trump a dictator and a fascist. Interestingly enough, democrat Chuck Schumer also wanted a military parade but for some reason he wasn’t viewed as the second coming of Joseph Stalin nor was he compared to Hitler or Kim Jong Un.
Here’s a CBS report from 2014 where the liberal media calls a military parade “an honor reserved for heroes and champions.” Then, they got Schumer saying this about holding a parade to honor soldiers who fought the War on Terror:
Daily Wire has more:
The Washington Post reported on Tuesday that a January 18 meeting between Trump and top generals in the Pentagon’s tank elicited Trump’s desire for a military parade. One military official privy to the conversation reported, “The marching orders were: I want a parade like the one in France. This is being worked at the highest levels of the military.” A White House official said the discussion was only “brainstorming,” adding, “Right now, there’s really no meat on the bones.”
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders later issued a statement confirming that plans were underway, asserting, “President Trump is incredibly supportive of America’s great service members who risk their lives every day to keep our country safe. He has asked the Department of Defense to explore a celebration at which all Americans can show their appreciation.” The Pentagon confirmed that a plan for a parade was being discussed.