FDR had a military event, too

(CNN)Some time ago, I was surprised to learn that Donald Trump wanted a military parade in Washington like the one he’d seen in France, and I wrote the commentary below about his childish demand for a grandiose spectacle. This commentary first published February 7, 2018. “I want a parade like the one in France,” President Donald Trump reportedly said to a military official, who passed that information on to The Washington Post. Trump had been the guest of French President Emmanuel Macron on Bastille Day in July 2017, and after attending the parade he enthusiastically exclaimed that it was “one of the greatest parades” he’d ever seen. And so, he wanted to preside over an equally spectacular one in Washington …