Trump’s Parade

It is nice that President Trump likes France. Our Gallic friends and allies have made wonderful contributions to art, music, architecture, literature, and gastronomy. But like an American student who spent a semester in Paris and toured mostly the inside of wine bottles, Trump seems to have been impressed by the wrong thing during his visit last year: military parades. Not France’s strong labor protections, generous family leave, or universal government-run health care, but French troops and tanks parading down Avenue des Champs-Elysees.

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