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 TrumpTrump: 'I will not let Iran have nuclear weapons' Rocket attack hits Baghdad's Green Zone amid escalating tensions: reports Buttigieg on Trump tweets: 'I don't care' MORE, suggesting last year’s inauguration was “not very well attended.”

“There was already a #TrumpParade in DC,” Rep. Rick LarsenRichard (Rick) Ray LarsenActing FAA chief defends agency's Boeing 737 Max safety certification Pelosi, Dems struggle to find unity in Mueller response Booker takes early lead in 2020 endorsements 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 SpicerProgressive groups targeting Harvard, other universities with ad urging them to not hire Trump officials Celebs unwind at Capitol File WHCD after party Journalists close out WHCD at MSNBC/NBC News after-party 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.