Donald Trump wants to throw himself a full military parade down Pennsylvania Avenue. His need for adulation appears to have no end. It’s being sold as an event to honor the military. Don’t buy it. Were this his primary motive, he would seek funding to improve the physical and mental healthcare at VA hospitals.
Secretary of Defense James Mattis recently requested additional military troops. The reason for denial was there is no available money. This little party, er parade, will cost millions upon millions of dollars. It certainly appears as though Trump has a desire to lead our country as an authoritarian regime like Russia, China and North Korea where they do their military roll-outs as a show of power, including control of the press.
Perhaps Trump’s fragile ego needs to show the world that “mine is bigger.” Whatever it is that compels Trump’s ideas and behavior, he is destroying our democracy.
Ann Jones, Modesto