President Donald Trump has garnered quite a bit of criticism over his request for a military parade, but his wish isn't entirely unprecedented.

President Donald Trump has garnered quite a bit of criticism over his request for a military parade, but his wish isn’t entirely unprecedented.

It was reported this week that Trump expressed during a Jan. 18 meeting his desire for a military parade. His request was heard by top generals as a presidential directive, so the Pentagon has started exploring possible dates for the event, according to NBC News.

On January 18, 2018 President Donald Trump expressed his desire to hold a military parade, during a meeting, like the one he witnessed in France with President Macron on Bastille Day.

Secretary of Defense James Mattis is working on advancing Trump’s wish.

President Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Trogneux attend the traditional Bastille day military parade on the Champs-Elysees on July 14, 2017 in Paris France. Getty Images

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Democrats and their liberal media hacks mocked and ridiculed the idea.

On Wednesday NBC News far left reporter Hallie Jackson asked Secretary Mattis if it was really wise to spend money on a military parade.

However, Chuck Schumer called for a military parade back in 2014.

In 2014, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) also called for a military parade, though there were some differences between then and now. While the president has reportedly asked for just a general parade, Schumer’s request was much more like the 1991 parade that took place under then-President George H.W. Bush.

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The 1991 parade took place after a U.S.-led coalition evicted Iraqi forces from Kuwait in the first Gulf War. It, like the handful of other military parades in American history, commemorated the ending of a war.

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