Trump Orders Military Parade in DC, Internet Won’t March in Line: ‘Classic Early Hitler Move’

POTUS wants an event inspired by France’s Bastille Day parade, Washington Post reports

On Tuesday, the Washington Post reported that at Donald Trump’s direction, the Pentagon has begun planning a large-scale military event in Washington inspired by France’s Bastille Day parade. Well, Donald might want a silly parade, but on social media many of his fellow Americans weren’t having it.

“The marching orders were: I want a parade like the one in France,” a military official told The Washington Post. “This is being worked at the highest levels of the military.”

Twitter was divided but not entirely along familiar party lines. Liberals were lockstep against the idea, but while many supporters were all in, even some of his biggest fans didn’t like the idea. Opponents noted the  financial burden of such an event, and still others pointed out that parades like the one Trump reportedly wants look straight-up like dictator-type stuff.

Fox News contributor Britt McHenry  tried to label opposition to military spectacle as some kind of liberal hippocrisy. “What about all the liberals who love marches? I’d rather see that than women wearing unicorn & p***y hats,” he said. “Let’s be honest here.” Sure, ok man.

Others pointed out that Trump’s military bluster comes in contrast to his five medical deferments (four for college, one for bone spurs) during the Vietnam war draft. “Brought to you by the 5x draft dodger,” tweeted Amy Siskind.

“The American military is awesome. Mighty displays of military power marching through civilian streets in the United States are not,” tweeted outspoken Trump booster Ben Shapiro.

Or, as Oscar-winner Patricia Arquette bluntly put it, the parade idea is “a classic early Hitler move.”