Ever since he happened to be in France for a military parade, Donald Trump has been demanding one of his own. And not just a few desultory armored personnel carriers scattered around the National Mall. Trump wants a big boy parade, complete with tanks, and missile launchers, and lots and lots of soldiers with shiny, shiny boots who know how to march the right way. And it looks like Trump may just get his wish—though not in Washington, D.C.
Because on Friday Trump told reporters that he was thinking of joining Vladimir Putin in Moscow for Russia’s May Day parade. “President Putin invited me,” said Trump. “It’s a very big deal, celebrating the end of the war, etc. etc. A very big deal.”
And sure, why not? After all, Trump is only involved in a impeachment scandal centered around his withholding military assistance from a U.S. ally fighting a Russian invasion. And that U.S. ally did just have to surrender yet more of its own territory in the hopes of reaching peace. And Trump’s demand to that ally was centered around opening a pretend investigation into a conspiracy theory that says Russia never was involved in the 2016 election. And Trump just handed over a series of American bases in Syria to Russian forces where the U.S. troops were forced to leave in such a rush that Russians found everything still in place down to fridges filled with cold Cokes. And all of that was on top of Trump’s utter surrender to Putin at Helsinki, and … and …
Sure. Whatever. Go. Russia has many, many reasons to be grateful to Trump.
When famous traitors like Kim Philby crossed into the Soviet Union, they were given an Order of Lenin. It would be interesting to know what Russia hands out now.