Reflecting on the lack of applause he received from Democratic congressmen and women during his first State of the Union Address, President Trump casually claimed their failure to applaud him was both un-American and treasonous.
However, not clapping after the President says something is not treasonous. I would expect the President of the United States to at least have a vague understanding of what it means to commit to treason, but apparently logic and facts are no longer of any importance.
So, allow me to inform you. It’s un-American to force anyone to applaud you and it’s un-American to demand a military parade in your honor. This is not a dictatorship or the Soviet Union. We don't need to prove or show off how strong our military is.
If you really want to honor our military personnel, let them have a day to be with their families rather than parade them down Pennsylvania Avenue. Also, if the President truly wanted to feel connected to the military, he could have actually served, instead of dodging the draft multiple times due to bone spurs.
Illinois senator Tammy Duckworth voiced her opposition to such a spectacle. Upon hearing of this upcoming parade, Duckworth, who served in Iraq, tweeted, "We don't live in a dictatorship or a monarchy. I swore an oath — in the military and in the Senate — to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, not to mindlessly cater to the whims of Cadet Bone Spurs and clap when he demands I clap."