US President Donald Trump’s proposal for a grand military parade through the streets of the US capital has attracted scorn and skepticism from officials in Washington, DC.
Critics argued on Wednesday that a military parade could cost millions of dollars, at a time the US Defense Department wants more stable funding for an overstretched military.
“A military parade in DC would shut down the nation’s capital and waste taxpayer dollars just to feed Trump’s ego,” said Eleanor Holmes Norton, a non-voting delegate to the US Congress for the District of Columbia.
The District of Columbia Council ridiculed the idea of a parade on Pennsylvania Avenue, the 1.2-mile (1.9-km) stretch between the US Congress and the White House that is also the site of the Trump International Hotel.
“Tanks but no tanks!” the city council tweeted.
US Senator Lindsey Graham, a prominent Republican lawmaker in the upper chamber of Congress, said he favored…