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Parade of fights

President Donald Trump now wants a huge military parade. This is so suspicious and disturbing for a president like Trump to act on this. If Barack Obama ever tried to do anything as stupid as this, the right would have totally freaked out. The expense of this self adulation on Trump's part would be way out of line. Military historians may even agree with me on this absurd idea.

If a president really wants to support the troops with action instead of a gold-plated hike through D.C., give them a raise. Support their spouses more, give that funding to the VA. Hell, put that funding toward CIA programs to stop your buddies in Russia from meddling in our next elections. Stop acting like you are a strongman or a dictator and help save this democracy.

Miles Knudson

Aspen and Santa Fe, New Mexico