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Scaramucci Rains on Trump’s Military Parade: ‘I Really Hope We Are Not Having’

Jon Levine
The Wrap

Former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci is officially against the idea of President Donald Trump’s military parade.

“I really hope we are not having [a] military parade,” he tweeted Thursday. “We should honor and support our veterans all the time, but there are more productive ways to do that.”

Scaramucci said that the estimated $20 million cost would be better spent on veteran services like veterans’ health care.





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“.@POTUS has been laser-focused on fixing the broken VA healthcare system and getting veterans greater access to mental health services,” he wrote.  “That’s where resources should be focused going forward.”



Since Trump first floated the idea of having a military parade in Washington, D.C., the political and media worlds have staked out their respective positions. Democrats and left-leaning pundits have, of course, come out strongly against. On Thursday MSNBC host Joe Scarborough blasted the idea as “un-American” and “frightening.”

The criticism has also come from Republican quarters as well. On “Fox & Friends,” Brian Kilmeade blasted the idea as a “waste of money” on Wednesday. On Thursday, Kilmeade repeated the charge and the show curiously hyped news of a North Korean military parade which took place the same day. Kilmeade also said the money would be better spent on the VA.

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Scaramucci did not immediately respond to request for comment from TheWrap.

Since leaving the White House, the former financier has busied himself giving outrageous interviews to the media and launching his own now quasi-abandoned media company The “Scaramucci Post.”

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