Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe Biden22 presidential candidates to attend Clyburn's South Carolina fish fry 22 presidential candidates to attend Clyburn's South Carolina fish fry Young Turks founder says Democrats should avoid repeat of 2016 and pick a progressive MORE says President TrumpDonald John TrumpDC board rejects Trump Hotel effort to dismiss complaint seeking removal of liquor license on basis of Trump's 'character' DC board rejects Trump Hotel effort to dismiss complaint seeking removal of liquor license on basis of Trump's 'character' Mexico's immigration chief resigns amid US pressure over migrants MORE's request for a military parade "undercuts everything about [U.S.] power."

In an interview with MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell on Thursday, Biden said the president's request for a military parade isn't needed to display the United States's power. 

"If he means rolling missiles down Pennsylvania Avenue, I think it undercuts everything about our power," Biden said. "We don't have to display our power, our physical power. God Almighty! The most powerful nation in the history of the world. I don't know what it is with him."  

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The president has reportedly asked top Pentagon officials to begin organizing a grand military parade in celebration of the armed forces, after he was inspired by the Bastille Day parade in France during a July visit to the country. 

The Pentagon is reportedly eyeing holding the parade on Veterans Day, which this year coincides with the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.

Defense Secretary James MattisJames Norman MattisTop nuclear official quietly left Pentagon in April Top nuclear official quietly left Pentagon in April Overnight Defense: Pompeo blames Iran for oil tanker attacks | House panel approves 3B defense bill | Trump shares designs for red, white and blue Air Force One MORE said Wednesday during a White House press briefing that the Pentagon has started considering options for a parade and will send them to the White House for a decision at a later date.

Biden, who has long been rumored as a potential 2020 challenger to Trump, called the president "a joke" this week for his controversial remarks calling Democrats who didn't applaud his State of the Union address "treasonous."