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Fri Aug 17, 2018, 08:30 AM

Trump cancels military parade, plans to attend parade in Paris

Source: The Hill

President Trump said Friday that he is cancelling his plans for a military parade on Veterans' Day, adding that he will instead attend a planned Armistice Day parade in Paris.

The president tweeted that "ridiculously high" costs quoted by local Washington, D.C. politicians had forced the Trump administration to reconsider its plans for a large-scale military parade honoring current and former service members.

"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," Trump wrote.

"Maybe we will do something next year in D.C. when the cost comes WAY DOWN," he added. "Now we can buy some more jet fighters!"

Read more: http://thehill.com/policy/defense/402297-trump-cancels-military-parade-plans-to-attend-parade-in-paris






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Reply Trump cancels military parade, plans to attend parade in Paris (Original post)
demmiblue Aug 2018 OP
MissB Aug 2018 #1
True Blue American Aug 2018 #10
pazzyanne Aug 2018 #23
SCVDem Aug 2018 #45
Racerdog1 Aug 2018 #2
joshdawg Aug 2018 #17
UpInArms Aug 2018 #3
BigmanPigman Aug 2018 #41
katmondoo Aug 2018 #4
True Blue American Aug 2018 #12
IrishEyes Aug 2018 #33
BumRushDaShow Aug 2018 #5
True Blue American Aug 2018 #14
BumRushDaShow Aug 2018 #19
True Blue American Aug 2018 #36
True Blue American Aug 2018 #37
BumRushDaShow Aug 2018 #39
Snellius Aug 2018 #52
BumRushDaShow Aug 2018 #53
Snellius Aug 2018 #57
BumRushDaShow Aug 2018 #58
Snellius Aug 2018 #59
Bengus81 Aug 2018 #6
True Blue American Aug 2018 #7
brush Aug 2018 #8
rsdsharp Aug 2018 #32
brush Aug 2018 #34
C_U_L8R Aug 2018 #9
dalton99a Aug 2018 #13
smb Aug 2018 #26
turbinetree Aug 2018 #11
BigmanPigman Aug 2018 #42
spike jones Aug 2018 #15
Scurrilous Aug 2018 #16
Timmygoat Aug 2018 #18
not fooled Aug 2018 #27
BumRushDaShow Aug 2018 #21
BeyondGeography Aug 2018 #20
pangaia Aug 2018 #22
Mc Mike Aug 2018 #24
Totally Tunsie Aug 2018 #48
Mc Mike Aug 2018 #55
yardwork Aug 2018 #51
Mc Mike Aug 2018 #56
smb Aug 2018 #25
The Velveteen Ocelot Aug 2018 #28
7962 Aug 2018 #30
7962 Aug 2018 #29
Snellius Aug 2018 #31
sdfernando Aug 2018 #35
muriel_volestrangler Aug 2018 #38
Gamecock Lefty Aug 2018 #40
Snellius Aug 2018 #43
Vinca Aug 2018 #44
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Aug 2018 #54
Snellius Aug 2018 #46
Maxheader Aug 2018 #47
dflprincess Aug 2018 #49
ck4829 Aug 2018 #50

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Aug 17, 2018, 08:34 AM

1. Well we already knew he'd outsourced his patriotism

So attending a parade in Paris seems to be perfect.

I mean, he could’ve spent Nov 10 with veterans at the VA, if it were really about honoring our vets.

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Response to MissB (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 17, 2018, 08:56 AM

10. Especially after the American Legion told him

That money could be used for Veterans Health Care

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Response to MissB (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 17, 2018, 09:44 AM

23. He could put the $92 million toward improving military housing

instead of building more jets. The man has NO BRAINS! If he does it is in constant idle.

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Response to MissB (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 17, 2018, 05:46 PM

45. Every Marine knows Nov. 10th

 

It's OUR BIRTHDAY!!

Semper Fi and fuck dump!!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Aug 17, 2018, 08:40 AM

2. Fucking draft Dodger is a POS

 

This asswipe can go to the Russian May Day parade also. Heard there are some prostitutes there waiting to relieve themselves.

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Response to Racerdog1 (Reply #2)

Fri Aug 17, 2018, 09:18 AM

17. Used to say that pos was piece of s**t,

but nowadays it seems to be more appropriate to change that to HPOS........Humongous PILE Of S**t, not just a piece.

Either way, trump is something I would scrape off the bottom of my shoes.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Aug 17, 2018, 08:40 AM

3. I call bullshit

Shittery did not cancel the parade

Pentagon delays Trump's big military parade until at least 2019

The Defense Department said late Thursday that President Donald Trump's planned military parade in Washington for Veterans Day would be postponed until at least 2019. Pentagon spokesman Col. Rob Manning said the White House and the Defense Department "have now agreed to explore opportunities in 2019," the Associated Press reported. Earlier in the day, it was reported that the cost estimate for the parade had skyrocketed to $92 million -- about $80 million over the original estimated budget. Trump has called for a grand parade featuring all branches of the military, but critics have called the plan a waste of money.


This is just a very weak attempt to deflect his loss of being told NO

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Response to UpInArms (Reply #3)

Fri Aug 17, 2018, 04:13 PM

41. I read the same article on DU yesterday

so this is obvipusly the moron's attempt at changing the narrative. His "I broke up with you first" MO doesn't work with this one.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Aug 17, 2018, 08:42 AM

4. That's a win for us

11/11 is also my birthday and I was mad to think the trumper would turn this day into a parade for his ego.

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Response to katmondoo (Reply #4)

Fri Aug 17, 2018, 08:57 AM

12. I was born on Labor Day but

Not this year!

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Response to katmondoo (Reply #4)

Fri Aug 17, 2018, 10:48 AM

33. November 11th is my birthday too.

I always liked having my birthday on Veterans Day because we got the day off from school where I lived.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Aug 17, 2018, 08:46 AM

5. Veterans Day (Armistice Day) here in the U.S. has a specific set of events

Here is some of what occurred last year for the D.C. event -

National Veterans Day Ceremony -- The Veterans Day National Ceremony is held on November 11th at Arlington National Cemetery. The ceremony begins at 11:00 a.m. with a wreath laying at the Tomb of the Unknowns and continues inside the Memorial Amphitheater with a parade of colors by veterans' organizations and remarks from dignitaries. There are many national and state cemeteries throughout the country that may also be holding Veterans Day ceremonies. Click here for a cemetery listing.

https://www.military.com/veterans-day/events.html


There is literally a WHOLE PROTOCOL that he is supposed to follow. But he just wants to sit and watch a fucking "parade" of armaments. Someone who had multiple deferments. A man whose grandfather ran away to avoid serving in Bavaria and with a father who never served in WW2.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #5)

Fri Aug 17, 2018, 08:58 AM

14. Was that when Trump did not know the words,

Tried to mumble through?

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Response to True Blue American (Reply #14)

Fri Aug 17, 2018, 09:24 AM

19. What you are talking about happened at the NCAA collegiate football championship game

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #19)

Fri Aug 17, 2018, 12:32 PM

36. When he invited them and they did not show?

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #19)

Fri Aug 17, 2018, 12:34 PM

37. This one.

[link:http://|

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Response to True Blue American (Reply #37)

Fri Aug 17, 2018, 02:34 PM

39. That's the one.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #5)

Sat Aug 18, 2018, 05:54 AM

52. How do you show your're a patriotic American by going to a parade in France

commemorating our defense of foreign countries in a war you know absolutely nothing about. The only thing Trump knows about World War I is that it came before two. And maybe not even that.

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Response to Snellius (Reply #52)

Sat Aug 18, 2018, 06:20 AM

53. I expect

they may keep his ass here on that day because the U.S. has its own commemoration of "The Great War". My grandfather fought in that war (WW1) and my father fought in WW2, and it behooves that Drumpf do his due diligence.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #53)

Sat Aug 18, 2018, 12:14 PM

57. My father and grandfather too. Veteran's Day is about all Americans fighting in all its wars.

And, at least for us, WWI was not the worst.

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Response to Snellius (Reply #57)

Sat Aug 18, 2018, 02:15 PM

58. Exactly.

The Civil War still holds that record.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #58)

Sat Aug 18, 2018, 02:32 PM

59. We were in a war-plagued generation.

Grandfathers in WWI, fathers in WWII, and then they tried to send us to Vietnam. Who I think are the most to be honored of them all. They went honorably even knowing it was not an honorable cause.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Aug 17, 2018, 08:47 AM

6. The Pentagon CANCELLED it dipshit...............

But I'm sure the people of France can't wait for you to show up..............

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Aug 17, 2018, 08:53 AM

7. That one is truly funny

Coming from Trump after it was cancelled

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Aug 17, 2018, 08:54 AM

8. Does trump even know what jet fighters cost?

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Response to brush (Reply #8)

Fri Aug 17, 2018, 10:46 AM

32. Obviously not.

$92,000,000 is an outrageous price for a parade to stoke his ego, but it would buy about 1/4 of an F22 which cost $339,000,000 per plane.

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Response to rsdsharp (Reply #32)

Fri Aug 17, 2018, 10:54 AM

34. He's such an idiot. He knows so little. Hope the country survives this dumb ass.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Aug 17, 2018, 08:56 AM

9. Bet that's news to Paris

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #9)

Fri Aug 17, 2018, 08:57 AM

13. I hope the French don't invite him again

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #13)

Fri Aug 17, 2018, 10:11 AM

26. Maybe The French Can Borrow The Trump Baby Balloon From The Brits nt

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Aug 17, 2018, 08:57 AM

11. First and foremost delusional asshole, the pentagon canceled the parade

it is now projected to cost over 90 million, asshole, you didn't cancel it..............

http://time.com/5369967/trumps-military-parade-isnt-happening-this-year-pentagon-says/


https://www.cnn.com/2018/08/16/politics/military-parade-postponed/index.html


Hey Hill web platform ...........................get your story right or correct also......................it was the Pentagon, that canceled /postponed the "parade" not the traitor...................................here let me remind you................

Trump desperately tries to save face after Pentagon postpones his military parade: ‘I cancelled it!’

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/08/trump-desperately-tries-save-face-pentagon-postpones-military-parade-cancelled/





The only thing you thought about in your sexual predator narcissistic way of thinking was to make a buck selling ice cream and hot dogs......................................and your rant on your twitter account shows just how fucked up your are in the head, no wonder your an easy pick and collaborator for the Russians, your a fucking traitor, that's how stupid you really are and dangerous...............................sick fuck...................

Oh yeah I want to have my security clearance revoked.....................



November 2018 cannot get here fast enough..........................vote

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Response to turbinetree (Reply #11)

Fri Aug 17, 2018, 04:16 PM

42. You nailed it!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Aug 17, 2018, 09:01 AM

15. Maybe Trump had second thoughts

about letting several hundred well-armed men and women who have sworn to defend the Constitution get so close to him.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Aug 17, 2018, 09:05 AM

16. "Now we can buy some more jet fighters!"



Pew! Pew!

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Response to Scurrilous (Reply #16)

Fri Aug 17, 2018, 09:24 AM

18. But

I do not think the French want him there, they do not like him any ore than we do!

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Response to Timmygoat (Reply #18)

Fri Aug 17, 2018, 10:20 AM

27. vlad should issue an invitation

to attend the big May Day military parade in Moscow that he recently revived. That would suit red don just fine.

[link:https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2014/04/30/moscow-may-day/8526297/|

Moscow revives Red Square May Day parade

MOSCOW — Tens of thousands of Russians marched through Red Square on Thursday as part of May Day celebrations in the first such display of Soviet-era-like ceremony since 1991 — the year the communist Soviet Union dissolved.

"For the first time, stages will be filled, and 5,000 (labor) veterans will stand on the tribunes of Red Square," Sergei Chernov, chairman of the Moscow Labor Union Federation, was quoted by ITAR-Tass as saying, ahead of the march, which is being seen as part of President Vladimir Putin's efforts to stoke patriotic feelings following Russia's annexation of Crimea.

As many as 2 million people were expected to be on hand for the event organized by Russian labor unions, which are mostly loyal to the Kremlin. In the end, about 100,000 people participated in the celebration, some holding signs saying: "Let's go to Crimea for vacation" and "Putin is right." Russian flags fluttered through the crowd.






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Response to Scurrilous (Reply #16)

Fri Aug 17, 2018, 09:26 AM

21. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Aug 17, 2018, 09:25 AM

20. "The end of the War"...I wonder if he knows which one

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Aug 17, 2018, 09:33 AM

22. :))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))


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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Aug 17, 2018, 09:47 AM

24. I hope you all are happy now.

You roont a great celebratory military parade.

Celebrating the glorious victory of shitler in Operation Just Because.
Too bad there was no national parade for our Iraq and Afghanistan vets, though.

Next year the cost comes way down, when we make DC pay all the costs for our tanks destroying buildings, street lights, the Lincoln Memorial, etc.

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Response to Mc Mike (Reply #24)

Fri Aug 17, 2018, 09:49 PM

48. The Viet Nam vets haven't had their recognition parade either.

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Response to Totally Tunsie (Reply #48)

Sat Aug 18, 2018, 08:48 AM

55. That doddering old syphilitic draft dodger is explaining agent orange to them, though.

That should be good enough for them.

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Response to Mc Mike (Reply #24)

Sat Aug 18, 2018, 05:52 AM

51. Thank you for giving me a laugh out loud this am!

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Response to yardwork (Reply #51)

Sat Aug 18, 2018, 08:54 AM

56. Hi, yard. Nt

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Aug 17, 2018, 10:10 AM

25. I Want To See Cadet Bone Spurs Parade To The Stockade nt

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Aug 17, 2018, 10:31 AM

28. DoD told him they weren't going to do it, but because he hates being told NO

he had to come up with someone to blame.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #28)

Fri Aug 17, 2018, 10:37 AM

30. Here you have it!

 

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Aug 17, 2018, 10:37 AM

29. Thank goodness. What a waste of time and money. The military didnt like it either, from what I heard

 

I cant blame them; being used for trumps enjoyment.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Aug 17, 2018, 10:40 AM

31. "Never let someone hold you up! I will instead..." What does this mean?

Is this to be taken literally or just another inexplicable neurological misfire?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Aug 17, 2018, 11:34 AM

35. Hey you, orange pustule (it doesn't deserve to be capitalized)

we already bought more jet fighters...you just can't see them because they are.......you know.......STEALTH!

ugh..what have we become?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Aug 17, 2018, 12:47 PM

38. Let's celebrate Armistice Day by buying jet fighters!

The symbolism is ultra-Trumpian.

I suppose the good news is that he'll be in a country where he doesn't speak the language, so even if he wants to give a speech, not many people there will pay attention.

Wait for Trump to complain about laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier because he was a "nobody".

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Aug 17, 2018, 03:38 PM

40. Please - stay over there after the parade! Permanently!

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Response to Gamecock Lefty (Reply #40)

Fri Aug 17, 2018, 04:21 PM

43. Maybe he'll defect to the French. And review French soldiers for the rest of his life.

Vive la France?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Aug 17, 2018, 04:25 PM

44. Has Macron invited him or is he just crashing the party?

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Response to Vinca (Reply #44)

Sat Aug 18, 2018, 07:34 AM

54. I think he's inviting himself to the shindig.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Aug 17, 2018, 06:02 PM

46. I like the part about "saving money" which can be used to buy more fighter jets.

"See my my-bad is really a good thing."
As if this boondoggle waste of taxpayer money he thought up one sleepless manic attack, had been budgeted all along.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Aug 17, 2018, 06:04 PM

47. The French won't let you in cheetox

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Aug 17, 2018, 10:09 PM

49. There's something especially obscene about observing the end of the "war to end all war"

with huge displays of military might. (Huge military displays are always obscene, but it seems especially awful for this occasion).


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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Aug 18, 2018, 05:23 AM

50. Kick

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