Late night comedian Stephen Colbert came forth this Wednesday to tear into President Trump‘s idea to host a military parade in Washington, D.C.
“You gotta admit, he’s one of a kind. No one comes up with dumber ideas. At this point, he’s really his own competition. He’s the Usain Bolt of stupid,” Colbert declared, citing to the world-record-holding Jamaican track star.
“His latest record-setting dumb: Trump demanded that the Pentagon plan a military parade,” he added, before offering up the idea of a parody game called “Dictator Bingo.”
The comedian’s remarks follow reports surfaced that Trump was looking into the idea of hosting a large military parade in Washington, D.C., to give credit to the nation’s troops and veterans.
The president has reportedly expressed his desire for a future military parade after he personally witnessed France’s Bastille Day Parade last summer.
“The marching orders were: I want a parade like the one in France,” a military official informed The Washington Post. “This is being worked at the highest levels of the military.”
A White House official confirmed to the Post that the planning was still in the “brainstorming” stages and that there is “no meat on the bones” as of yet.
Defense Secretary James Mattis at the White House press briefing this Wednesday confirmed military brass are looking into options for the president’s request..
“I think we’re all aware in this country of the president’s affection and respect for the military,” Mattis said. “We’ve been putting together some options. We’ll send them up to the White House for decision.
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