Trump wants his huge military parade on Fourth of July


President Trump on Tuesday revived his plan for a huge parade in the nation’s capital, this time on July 4.

The president told reporters during a Cabinet meeting at the White House that he was thinking about a Fourth of July parade, possibly at the Lincoln Memorial, that would “become a tradition.”

“We’re thinking about doing on the Fourth of July or thereabouts a parade, a ‘Salute to America’ parade. It’ll be a, really a gathering as opposed to a parade I guess you’d have to say. Perhaps at the Lincoln Memorial, we’re looking at sites,” he said.

“But we’re thinking about doing something which would become perhaps become a tradition, Salute to America, on July 4th or July 4th weekend somewhere around that area.”

The commander-in-chief has longed for a military-style parade ever since he attended the Bastille Day parade in Paris with French President Emmanuel Macron in 2017.

But plans for a parade on Veteran’s Day fell through last August after the Defense Department estimated it would cost about $92 million.