Kim Jong Un does it!
Vladimir Putin does it!
Scar does it!
Look, if Donald Trump wants to copy France, why doesn't he try copying their national health care system or their healthier lifestyle habits?
This is unbelievably crazy. Why are we even talking about a parade for Donald Trump?
Why is Donald Trump talking about a parade for Donald Trump? He's the President of the United States, for crying out loud!
The President of the United States does not go around planning a behemoth, gargantuanly expensive military extravaganza in his own honor, just as he doesn't demand applause or call anyone who doesn't clap for him a traitor.
That's what Third World tyrant dictators do. They squander their countries' financial and human capital on themselves.
At this moment in our country we have an immigration crisis, an infrastructure crisis, a Puerto Rico crisis, a North Korea crisis, a Russia crisis, an opioid crisis, a flu crisis, a norovirus crisis, a gun violence crisis, an affordable housing crisis, health care still isn't fixed and there are people in Houston who are still living in their cars from Hurricane Harvey. We have a trillion dollar deficit crisis and a borrowing-too-much-money-from-China crisis.
At this moment in our country we have a homeless veterans crisis and Donald Trump is planning a military parade for himself?
Why the @#$% does Donald Trump even need a parade?
With all the expensive toys he's got already got to play with?
...Including our democracy, which he treats like just another plaything.
You know what? Donald Trump wants a parade so bad, he should pay for it himself.
And he shouldn't make the troops march. The purpose of our military is not to entertain a spoiled, spendthrift billionaire.
If Donald Trump wants a parade he should pay actors to play soldiers. He should pay float-builders to build him some balsa-wood models of tanks and guns and missiles that won't damage the city streets. He should pay for the use of the streets. He should pay a crew to clean the streets after the parade is over.
In fact, Donald Trump should march in the parade himself. From start to finish. The exercise would do him good.