Sure, I get WHY Trump rolled out all the military hardware, and don’t deny there was some political points to be scored in doing it (both among his base and the defense industry). But it’s still a transparent political ploy to associate himself with one of the only elements of government that has anything close to a good public reputation. Plus that sort of thing starts getting a little too close to those old Soviet Union military parades I remember seeing on the news as a kid.

Seriously, Mr. President… this country is better than that. Confidence in one’s abilities doesn’t require constantly showing off.