Rain on Trump's parade: Democratic ma...

Rain on Trump's parade: Democratic mayors sniff at military pageant

Feb 9, 2018 Read more: WHTC

The mayors of big American cities, a largely Democratic bunch, love parades, but few are lining up to host the Bastille Day-style military display that Republican President Donald Trump has asked the Pentagon to prepare. The mayors of New York, Chicago and Philadelphia, all Democrats, rejected the idea of columns of soldiers and armored vehicles on their streets, a day after U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis left open the possibility of staging the event outside of Washington, which also bristled at the idea.

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