Donald Trump has been gloating about his proposed military parade lately, but that’s about to come to a brutal halt — the D.C. Council has just crushed his dreams! Even though the Pentagon confirmed that Trump’s pathetic military parade was being planned, the D.C. Council tweeted a message on Wednesday that sent quite the opposite message. The District’s legislative body sent out a “no tanks” graphic with the text:
The DC government will open on time today. DC Public Schools will open on time today. Sadly, the Giant Tank Parade is cancelled. Permanently.”
Ouch! Trump is going to be absolutely crushed — especially since it was just last night that Trump told Pentagon officials to start planning the military parade (which is really just a parade to stroke his bottomless ego). Trump has been absolutely obsessed with the idea about the military parade after seeing the Bastille Day military parade in Paris, and has brought the idea up several times before. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said of Trump’s military parade suggestion:
President Trump is incredibly supportive of America’s great service members who risk their lives every day to keep our country safe. He has asked the Department of Defense to explore a celebration at which all Americans can show their appreciation.”
Less than 24 hours later, what’s actually happening in Washington D.C. is a completely different story. Today, it was clear that D.C. is pushing back. Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser sent a very clear message to Trump, stating that if Trump wants to hold a parade there, “he will have to pay for it” himself.
According to Bowser’s spokeswoman, there hasn’t been any formal outreach to D.C. officials about Trump’s parade. But judging by the resistance in the D.C. Council’s response, Trump and his team are going to have a hell of a time trying to make it happen.
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