Politico: Trump’s military parade draws bipartisan rebuke

February 7, 2018

Members of Congress from both parties joined retired military leaders and veterans in heaping scorn Wednesday on President Donald Trump’s push to parade soldiers and weaponry down the streets of the nation’s capital — calling it a waste of money that would break with democratic traditions.

The parade, if it takes place, could bring tanks, amphibious assault vehicles, howitzers and rocket launchers to Washington for the first time since June 1991, when then-President George H.W. Bush staged a $12 million victory celebration after the Gulf War that also served as a cathartic thank you to Vietnam veterans.