It's only September, but Donald Trump is already thinking about the Fourth of July. Trump saw France's Bastille Day parade when he visited the country and he was so impressed he wants to put on a similar spectacle in the U.S.
During his meeting Monday with French President Emmanuel Macron, Trump recalled how impressed he was with France's parade and told reporters he wants to have a similar one on the streets of Washington, D.C. on the Fourth of July to show America's "military strength."
Trump told Macron, who he was sitting next to at a meeting at the United Nations in New York, "I was your guest at Bastille Day, and it was one of the greatest parades I've ever seen. It was two hours on the button, and it was military might and, I think, a tremendous thing for France and the spirit of France."
Trump continued, "To a large extent because of what I witnessed, we may do something like that on July Fourth in Washington down Pennsylvania Avenue." (The Washington Post)