Feb 24, 2018 - Politics & Policy

Trump told officials to plan military parade for Veteran's Day

President Trump.

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Politico reports that National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster wrote in an unclassified memo to Defense Secretary James Mattis that President Trump wants his military parade to take place on Veteran's Day. Per McMaster's memo, the parade would start at the White House and move to the Capitol.

The backdrop: Trump's inspiration for the military parade came from attending France's Bastille Day celebration. The plan has drawn criticism for its likely cost and the signal it sends to the world.

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