Dem rep mocks Trump on military parade: His last one 'not very well attended'

Dem rep mocks Trump on military parade: His last one 'not very well attended'
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A Democratic lawmaker on Tuesday mocked the idea of a military parade at the request of President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate GOP budget ignores Trump, cuts defense Trump says he'll nominate Stephen Moore to Fed White House: ISIS territory in Syria has been 100 percent eliminated MORE, suggesting last year’s inauguration was “not very well attended.”

“There was already a #TrumpParade in DC,” Rep. Rick LarsenRichard (Rick) Ray LarsenSenate panel to hold hearing on airline safety after Boeing crashes FAA comes under new scrutiny over Boeing decision Trump issues emergency order grounding Boeing 737 Max jets MORE (D-Wash.) wrote on Twitter. “Not very well attended the first time, would be a waste of Pentagon time and resources the second time.”

Larsen included a photo from the president’s inauguration showing empty stands and a link to a USA Today article titled, “There were a lot of empty seats in the stands along Trump's parade route.”

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The tweet followed a Washington Post report that said Trump asked the Pentagon to look into holding a military parade. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders later confirmed that Trump requested the Defense Department “explore a celebration” for Americans to demonstrate their support for the military.

The subject of Trump’s inauguration crowd size became a thorn in the side of former White House press secretary Sean SpicerSean Michael SpicerThe five Trump communications directors who have come and gone New York state officials subpoena Trump Org's longtime insurance broker The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump fires back at new Dem probe MORE, who in his first briefing from the podium insisted Trump had “the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period, both in person and around the globe.”

Pictures of the event seemed to show a much smaller crowd than the administration was claiming.