Former President Barack Obama’s State Department spokesman and CNN analyst John Kirby said a military parade would be a waste of time for America and accused President Donald Trump of only wanting to satisfy his ego.
“I don’t like it, not at all. This is not about showcasing our military. This is about the president showing off,” Kirby said Wednesday on “New Day.” “This is all about his ego. And that is just an inappropriate use of military time, talent and resources.”
Kirby said a parade would be “beneath us” and believes it would be a waste of taxpayer funds.
“The second thing is this is beneath us as a nation,” he said. “We are the most powerful military on earth.”
We’re very proud of that and rightly so. We don’t need to be parading our military hardware down Pennsylvania avenue to show that to anybody. And Thirdly, I think it is a waste of resources. It will cost millions of dollars. That’s money that could be put to other better uses. Operations, training, not to mention just taking care of our people. Spouse education programs, that kind of thing. I think this is just a tremendously bad idea.
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