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 TrumpGillibrand backs federal classification of third gender: report Former Carter pollster, Bannon ally Patrick Caddell dies at 68 Heather Nauert withdraws her name from consideration for UN Ambassador job MORE, suggesting last year’s inauguration was “not very well attended.”

“There was already a #TrumpParade in DC,” Rep. Rick LarsenRichard (Rick) Ray LarsenAviation groups push bill that would fund FAA during shutdown Transportation Department watchdog to examine airplane cabin evacuation standards Dems win nail-biter in charity congressional soccer game 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 SpicerEx-White House aide Cliff Sims sues Trump White House announces changes in press office Former White House aide says he's not worried about lawsuit over tell-all book 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.