Pentagon Won't Answer Who Would Pay for Trump's Expensive Military Parade

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09 February, 2018

Trump's views on the military also have changed significantly. And as veterans, we know we can't stay on the sidelines as Trump continues to turn our comrades into political props, and intimidates our communities with an authoritarian display.

And presidential historian Michael Beschloss noted President Dwight Eisenhower, the victorious European commander in World War II, vetoed military parades in his White House years.

However, the Justice Department signalled in court this week that it will be announcing a new policy on the issue.

It was US District Judge Marvin Garbis who started this story after noticing it in an order that was filed on Tuesday (February 6).

"Defense counsel... have promised to make a filing on February 16, 2018, and agree to necessary adjustment to existing scheduling to avoid prejudice to Plaintiffs". The next day, Trump Defense Secretary James Mattis, a retired general, told reporters the military is drafting plans.

Speaking to BuzzFeed, Pentagon spokesperson Maj.

"We're all aware in this country of the president's affection and respect for the military", he told The New York Times. "We are a nation of laws, not of one person".

Earlier this month, the Republican National Committee (RNC) approved a resolution in support of Trump's ban.

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"They need housing, employment and mental health care", Fletcher said in a tweet.

"What would it suggest about our country and the direction our country is going in?" she asked. "They don't have any time to feed Trump's ego".

And at a February 6 Pentagon meeting, Trump told military brass he wanted the parade. He tried to purge transgender troops and immigrants from the military.

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Sarah Kate Ellis, President and CEO of GLAAD said: "President Trump's bigoted proposal to purge qualified military personnel is in direct contradiction to the will of the American people and what's best for our nation's security".

After Trump directed the Pentagon to bar transgender people from serving in the military, human rights groups filed four lawsuits.

"But lest we forget, we've been treating them (service members) that way since 2001".

"It goes against the expert opinions of the medical and military communities in addition to flying in the face of supportive statements offered by at least 20 Republican lawmakers. We fight. Stop this conversation", Robert J. That's why, if Trump proceeds with his plan, we need to be ready to mobilize veterans and military family members in opposition.


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