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Eye Rolls, Guffaws, Shock Greet Trumps's call for Military Parade

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By    |   Wednesday, 07 February 2018 05:10 PM

President Donald Trump's call for a large-scale military parade didn't go over too well Wednesday in the halls of Congress, the corridors of the Pentagon and the TV studios pundits call home.

Fox News' National Security Correspondent Jennifer Griffin told The Daily Briefing's Dana Perino that most military personnel "thought [the parade] was a joke at first."

"I would describe it, Dana, as a collective eye roll from military leaders who I have spoken to," Griffin said. "Many fear that the U.S. will look like the dictators they scoff at around the world."

Retired Adm. James Stavridis, a former NATO supreme allied commander and current analyst for MSNBC, said the parade was unnecessary.

"Parades like this remind me of that old Texas saying about a braggart, saying he was 'all hat and no cattle,'" Stavridis told the network.

Senator John Kennedy, R-La., said the U.S. doesn't need to "show off" its military power.

"I think confidence is silent and insecurity is loud," Kennedy told reporters. "America is the most powerful country in all of human history; you don't need to show it off."

Trump reportedly got the idea for a military parade when he visited France for Bastille Day last year.

Some lawmakers said they like the idea, if the parade is low-key, focuses on vets and doesn't cost too much.

"I don't mind having a parade honoring the service and sacrifice of our military members," Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said. "I'm not looking for a Soviet-style hardware display. That's not who we are, it's kind of cheesy and I think it shows weakness, quite frankly."

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