Trump considering attending Putin’s military parade- Kamala Harris trolls him about ‘meeting supporters’
Nothing like a good old-fashioned display of Russian military might to get President Trump hyped.
Out of the blue, Trump inexplicably floated the idea of accepting an invitation from President Vladimir Putin to attend the annual Victory Day parade in Red Square.
“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.
The odd statement, which seemed designed to help Trump stay in Putin’s good stead, drew a rapid clap-back from Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris. She trolled Trump for backing up his allies in the Kremlin.
“Always nice to spend time with supporters on the campaign trail,” Harris wrote on Twitter.
Contrary to Trump’s “big deal” claim, the Victory Day parade is an annual event in Moscow. No American president has ever attended. Putin apparently hopes to use the round figure of the 75th anniversary to boost the event’s prestige.
America has its own Victory Day in early September, which President Franklin Roosevelt originally declared as V-J Day to celebrate the end of the war with Japan in 1945. Only Rhode Island continues to celebrate the holiday.
Trump last year drew criticism for using a trip to France to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day as a forum to denounce special counsel Robert Mueller for his investigation into Russian collusion with Trump’s campaign.
Trump raised the idea of attending the parade at a time when his cozy ties with Putin are under even more scrutiny than usual. The heart of the Ukraine impeachment scandal involves Trump’s decision to suspend military aid to Ukraine, which is locked in a war with Russian-backed separatists.
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