John Oliver: Trump will watch the royal wedding and say, ‘I want one of those’
President Trump’s call for a large military parade in Washington, D.C., was mocked on Wednesday by HBO “Last Week Tonight” host John Oliver during a late-night appearance.
Oliver joked that if Trump will “watch the royal wedding and say, ‘I want one of those.’ “
“It’s an odd thing. For a man who seems incurious about everything, that really stuck in his head, that French parade. He obviously thought, ‘I want one of those,’ ” said Oliver while making an appearance on Stephen Colbert’s CBS late-night show.
The two Comedy Central alums had a back-and-forth on the subject.
“Well, I think the ceremonial aspect of being president is what he thought the entire job was,” Colbert joked.
“I think that’s the favorite part of the job, otherwise he has no interest,” Oliver agreed.
“He thought the president was an inflated version of cutting a ribbon at a strip mall,” said Colbert, continuing the thought.
“He’s going to watch the royal wedding and say, ‘I want one of those. Sorry, Melania, it’s time,’” concluded Oliver, to laughter from the audience.
The White House has confirmed a Tuesday report in The Washington Post that the president had made a request to the Pentagon to begin planning a military parade in the nation’s capital.
Defense Secretary James Mattis at a Wednesday White House press briefing confirmed military brass are exploring options for the president’s consideration.
“I think we’re all aware in this country of the president’s affection and respect for the military,” Mattis said. “We’ve been putting together some options. We’ll send them up to the White House for decision.”
The president reportedly was inspired by a Bastille Day parade he attended during a trip to France last year.
The last military parade to be held in the U.S. was held in 1991 after the U.S. celebrated its victory in the first Gulf War under President George H.W. Bush.
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