Green Park alderman offers suggestions for Trump military parade


To the editor:

News agencies recently reported that the Pentagon is planning President Donald Trump’s requested parade, which is scheduled for Nov. 11.

The parade will take place in Washington, D.C., and be part of other scheduled Veterans Day activities. The Pentagon estimates the parade cost to taxpayers to be $10 million to $30 million.

But it will not include tanks in order to preserve the parade route streets in the nation’s capital. No tanks — Trump surely is miffed.

Here’s a parade suggestion: It should include a customized tour bus for President Trump and his Republican minions in Congress.

The vehicle should be shaped in the form of a classic clown car and painted appropriately.

A calliope should be mounted on top of the bus (clown car) to announce the coming of the president with traditional circus music.

A platform should be affixed to the front of the clown car to signify Trump as the Supreme Leader of Clowns and the parade.

Note: Republican parade planners might want to surround the platform with Plexiglass to thwart the throwing of eggs and tomatoes by jilted onlookers who voted for Trump.

The vehicle should also sport a secret escape hatch in the floor to allow those onboard to escape into the D.C. sewer complex in the event the clown car is set upon by hostile citizens.

Once in the sewer complex, Trump’s Congressional minions can go unnoticed as they mingle with the other rats.

Michael K. Broughton

Green Park

Editor’s note: Michael K. Broughton serves as a Green Park Ward 1 alderman.