• President Trump's call for a military parade is raising alarm from the usual suspects.
  • But it's an easy decision to make for a president who enjoys stronger support from the military and veterans than any other significant segment of the population.
  • It also traps the Trump opposition into taking a position that may seem hostile to the troops and popular patriotic imagery.

President Donald Trump wants a parade, and it's setting off yet another angry debate.

That's because the president wants a military parade, reportedly inspired by the Bastille Day festivities he witnessed in Paris in July. That feeds into some persistent criticisms from the staunch anti-Trump side that he is a fascist looking to appeal to red state America's nascent militarism.