US President Donald Trump has toyed with the idea of a parade in Washington to showcase American muscle and underscore his role as commander-in-chief since before being sworn in. (AFP/File / SAUL LOEB)
President Donald Trump is getting his military parade after all — but it's not gonna have any tanks like the Paris Bastille Day event that inspired it.
CNN reported Friday that Trump's grand military parade but "will not involve any heavy military vehicles like tanks to avoid doing damage to the streets of Washington."
In a memo CNN acquired sent to the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Pentagon noted that the parade will "include wheeled vehicles only, no tanks" and that "consideration must be given to minimize damage to local infrastructure."
The parade is to coincide with the annual DC Veteran's Day parade, and will focus on veterans from the Revolutionary War to the present "with an emphasis on the price of freedom."