The Bloody Truth Behind Trump’s Military Parade - WhoWhatWhy

The Bloody Truth Behind Trump’s Military Parade

Ted Rall, cartoon, Trump, parade, lawn
Photo credit: Ted Rall for WhoWhatWhy
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President Donald Trump’s grandiose vision for the 2019 Fourth of July celebration in Washington, DC, included tanks and other armored vehicles, as well as a flyover by military jets, in what the president ordered would be a “Salute to America.”

Before the event, there were concerns raised by the DC Council that the massive 60-ton M1  Abrams battle tanks would shred the lawns, recently relaid at the cost of $40 million, on the National Mall.

But in a debut for WhoWhatWhy, Ted Rall — one of America’s top political cartoonists — highlights the true cost of American military power.

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One response to “The Bloody Truth Behind Trump’s Military Parade”

  1. Avatar bob muraco says:

    20 TRILLION spent beyond their already bloated budget AND 50 % “waste & fraud” in procurement – Now there’s some records for our military to be proud of…