What gets Donald Trump excited? Apparently, it is an old-fashioned display of the Russian military.
This week, Trump stated that he is considering accepting an invitation to the annual Victory Day military parade held in Red Square. The invitation was extended by Vladimir Putin.
“It’s a very big deal, celebrating the end of (World War II),” Trump told reporters. “I appreciate the invitation, it’s right in the middle of the political season. I would love to go if I could,” he added.
It seemed odd for Trump to even bring up the subject and many believe he did so to receive a “clap-back” from Putin. After making the statement Trump was trolled by Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris.
“Always nice to spend time with supporters on the campaign trail,” Harris tweeted.
Always nice to spend time with supporters on the campaign trail. https://t.co/dCGncnhqZr
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) November 8, 2019
The Victory Day parade is an annual event held in Moscow. No American president has ever attended. It appears that Putin hopes to use Trump in an attempt to boost the event’s prestige.
America has its own Victory Day held each year in early September. President Franklin Roosevelt made it a holiday and referred to it as V-J Day to celebrate the end of the war with Japan back in 1945. Rhode Island is the only state to still celebrate the holiday.
Trump is considering attending the Moscow event at a time when his ties to Putin are under greater scrutiny than usual. The heart of Democrat’s impeachment inquiry revolves around Trump withholding military aid to Ukraine at a time that it was locked in a war with separatists backed by Russia.