Trump Wanted Tanks, Missile Launchers at Inaugural Parade: Report

US Army Tank

Donald Trump has become the 45th President of America. At his inauguration ceremony on Friday, Trump promised to rebuild America using “American hands”.

A report from The Huffington Post (via Business Insider) revealed that Trump and his transition team wanted tanks and missile launchers during the inaugural parade.

However, the proposal was rejected by the military, The Huffington Post reported, citing sources familiar with the matter.

“They were legit thinking Red Square/North Korea-style parade,” a source involved in Trump’s inaugural parade preparation told the Post.

Earlier, Trump told The Washington Post that he wanted the military to make a strong presence at his inauguration ceremony.

“That military may be flying over New York City and Washington, DC, for parades,” the president said. “I mean, we’re going to be showing our military.”

Inauguration Ceremony

Trump took oath as the 45th President of America on Friday. The presidential inauguration was attended by Hillary Clinton, Bill Clintons, George W Bush, JimmCarter and their first ladies.

Trump said that “America will start winning again, winning like never before.”

“We will bring back our jobs, we will bring back our borders, we will bring back our wealth and we will bring back our dreams.”

He added that January 20th “will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again.”

“Americans want great schools for their children, safe neighborhoods for their families, and good jobs for themselves. We will seek friendship and goodwill with the nations of the world – but we do so with the understanding that it is the right of all nations to put their own interests first,” Trump said.

Hundreds of people protested on Friday against the inauguration of Trump, according to media report. Police arrested 95 protesters in Washington.

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