Pentagon REJECTS President’s request for huge military-style farewell parade with crowd of supporters hours before Biden’s inauguration
The Pentagon will break with recent tradition by refusing to engage in an armed forces farewell or throw Donald Trump’s requested military-style parade as the president leaves office on Wednesday.
Two senior Defense officials told Defense One that no military farewell is being planned for the commander in chief.
Trump wants an extravagant goodbye – not unlike the exuberance he exuded during his presidency – despite his recent fallout of favor with middle-of-the-line Republicans following the storming of the Capitol earlier this month, which Democrats impeached him for last Wednesday claiming he ‘incited an insurrection.’
The president wanted his departure from Washington to involve a ‘military-style sendoff and a crowd of supporters,’ a person who has discussed the matter with Trump told CNN.