D.C. Council hits Trump on military parade: ‘Giant Tank Parade is cancelled’
The D.C. Council mocked President Trump over his proposed military parade, which the Pentagon has confirmed is in the works.
The District’s legislative body on Wednesday tweeted out a graphic of a “no tanks” symbol.
“The DC government will open on time today. DC Public Schools will open on time today. Sadly, the Giant Tank Parade is cancelled. Permanently,” the tweet read.
The DC government will open on time today.
DC Public Schools will open on time today.
Sadly, the Giant Tank Parade is cancelled. Permanently. pic.twitter.com/mQmElqs3Tt
— Council of DC (@councilofdc) February 7, 2018
The Washington Post reported Tuesday night that Trump had directed Pentagon officials to plan a military parade, which Pentagon and White House officials later confirmed.
Trump has floated the idea several times in the past and was particularly enthusiastic after viewing the Bastille Day military parade in Paris.
“President Trump is incredibly supportive of America’s great service members who risk their lives every day to keep our country safe,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said. “He has asked the Department of Defense to explore a celebration at which all Americans can show their appreciation.”
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser on Wednesday also responded to the idea of the parade, saying through a spokeswoman that if Trump wants to hold a parade in D.C., “he will have to pay for it” himself.
Bowser’s spokeswoman said that D.C. officials have not been formally approached about logistics for the proposed parade, which the Post reported could possibly happen around Veterans Day.
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