Conservative commentator Charlie Sykes suggested President Donald Trump’s longing for a military parade in the streets of Washington, DC may stem from personal insecurity.
On MSNBC’s “Deadline: White House” on Wednesday, anchor Nicolle Wallace played a tape of Trump marveling about the Bastille Day Military Parade, to President Emmanuel Macron of France.
“I want to give the president the benefit of the doubt that his desire was to honor the troops, but it’s hard to do that when you watch that tape of him with Macron where he clearly seems to be motivated by having a bigger an better parade than Macron did,” Wallace concluded.
“Oh, Nicolle, this is the Trumpiest thing ever,” Sykes replied.
“He wants to show people that he’s got a bigger missile than anybody else or a bigger button than anybody else,” Sykes observed. “I hope he gets a uniform for it!”
“It really is kind of, when you think about it, it is about as Trumpian as you could possibly get and it is the ultimate troll,” Sykes concluded.