Part III- President Trump’s Dictator Military Parade

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Part III- President Trump’s Dictator Military Parade

It was just yesterday the country was convinced we were going to experience a military parade. I’m against it for the simple reason that I believe that the funds used to finance the parade, even at $12 million could be used for something better.

Yesterday, new estimates were calculated at $92 million and just like that, poof. Gone. No military parade. I wonder why.

In a statement by Denise Rohan, the National Commander of the American Legion, he spoke out against Trump’s military parade.

“The American Legion appreciates that our President wants to show in a dramatic fashion our nation’s support for our troops. However, until such time as we can celebrate victory in the War on Terrorism and bring our military home, we think the parade money would be better spent fully funding the Department of Veteran Affairs and giving our troops and their families the best care possible.”

Exactly my opinion. Even if you like the idea of a military parade, you can’t argue the logic that the money could be better spent on something else.

But of course, you know the President has to distract us and throw a shiny object into the corner, and he does that by creating invisible enemies.

“How can ‘Senator’ Richard Blumenthal, who went around for twenty years as a Connecticut politician bragging that he was a great Marine war hero in Vietnam (then got caught and sobbingly admitted he was neither a Marine nor ever in Vietnam), pass judgement on anyone? Loser!”

“’Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut is a FAKE War Hero.”

Welcome to the third-grade reality show that is our Presidency. What was that civility thing I heard about? I understand clearly the controversy of Blumenthal’s statement on Vietnam, but honestly, President Trump isn’t one to talk.

But, the President isn’t finished. A defeat has to turn into a victory. The President has to take credit because he never loses, not even with his dictator parade, so apparently, he canceled it.

“The local politicians who run Washington, D.C. (poorly) know a windfall when they see it. When asked to give us a price for holding a great celebratory military parade, they wanted a number so ridiculously high that I cancelled it. Never let someone hold you up! I will instead…

….attend the big parade already scheduled at Andrews Air Force Base on a different date, & go to the Paris parade, celebrating the end of the War, on November 11th. Maybe we will do something next year in D.C. when the cost comes WAY DOWN. Now we can buy some more jet fighters!”

I don’t think even at a flea market you can buy a jet fighter for $92 million. The President, the greatest negotiator in history, is off by more on that figure than the costs of the dictator parade.

The Defense Department spokesperson Colonel Rob Manning gave a statement:

“The Department of Defense and White House have been planning a parade to honor America’s military veterans and commemorate the centennial of World War I. We originally targeted November 10, 2018 for this event but have now agreed to explore opportunities in 2019.”

I’ll tell you what the new opportunities are, money.

Alexander Hernandez, Esq.
Twitter- @mcatty_alex

 

 

 

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