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Trump continues 'bromance' with France's Macron

Trump continues 'bromance' with France's Macron

President Donald Trump says he's planning a grand military parade to celebrate the nation's independence that will snake down Washington's main thoroughfare.

Macron said ahead of his speech to the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday that "I deplore the American decision, but I continue to dialogue with President Trump because I'm convinced that in the end he will understand that his interest, the interest of Americans, is in the Paris Accord".

Trump, 71, and Macron, 39, who both took office this year as political outsiders, got off to an awkward start with a now-famous handshake in May during they which they gripped each other's right hand so firmly their knuckles turned white.

On Monday, Trump told Macron that what he witnessed on the tree-lined Champs-Elysées on July 14 "was one of the greatest parades [he had] have ever seen", eliciting a little chuckle from the newly elected French president.

The military parade was "I think a tremendous thing for France and for the spirit of France", Trump said Monday.

"So we are thinking of holding a really big parade on July 4, on Pennsylvania Boulevard, to show our military strength", Trump added.

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Trump marveled at the French parade, especially its "representatives from different wars and different uniforms". "We're going to have to try to top it, but we have a lot of planes going over and a lot of military might, and it was really a handsome thing to see, and representatives from different wars and different uniforms".

What the ignorant commander-in-chief doesn't understand, however, is that becoming more like North Korea won't help the US avert a nuclear war. "I'm speaking with [chief of staff] General [John] Kelly and with all of the people involved, and we'll see if it we can do it this year". Trump hoped to have military vehicles in his Inauguration Day parade, but this plan never came to fruition.

Trump also noted that the USA spent over $700 billion on military spending this year.

"What will happen in the future?" Many parades in Washington include military elements, though they are usually limited to companies of soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines marching on foot or riding on horseback.

One thing Trump may want to consider: the damage a tank could do to the asphalt as it rolls down Pennsylvania Avenue.

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