Donald Trump has long claimed that he is a big supporter of the United States Military, but he appears to be taking his admiration to another level. In a new report, the president has called on the Pentagon to throw him a special military parade.

Trump's parade

From the day Donald Trump kicked off his campaign for president, he made sure to stick with several talking points. In addition to repealing Obamacare and pushing for a southern border wall, Trump has also repeated his claim that he is a strong supporter of the military, often promising to treat current members of the military and veterans better than any president before him.

As reported by the Hill On February 6, Trump is calling on the Pentagon to throw a military-style parade in honor of his presidency. Citing the first report by the Washington Post, Trump recently held a meeting with military officials where his orders of a personal military parade were "suddenly heard as a presidential directive." According to one military offical in attendance, the president said "I want a parade like the one in France."

As of press time, the parade plans are in the "brainstorming" stage, with a target date of around Veteran's Day.

In addition, the Washington Post reports that the parade could cost millions of dollars, with the Pentagon unsure of how they will be able to fund the event.

Instant backlash

Once the news broke of a Trump-ordered military parade, critics lashed out on social media. "I am so mad I am crying right now over this! I just can't believe what's happening in our country and just makes me sad!" one tweet read.

"How very authoritarian.

He admires North Korean parades and state TV control," a follow-up tweet added. "Ridiculous!! And frightening," another Twitter user wrote. "As a Vietnam vet, this draft dodger wanting a parade to honor himself really turns my stomach. Where is Lee Harvey Oswald when we really need him," an additional tweet noted. "I didn’t think I could hate him more but he constantly lowers the bar," a tweet went on to read.

"I wonder how much a military parade to honor a draft dodger is going to cost us," a social media user wondered.

Um, ya...If ever there was a reason for thousands of people to lie down and block a parade route, this is it," a post went on to read. As the backlash continued to pour in, it reflected the growing negativity in the United States towards Donald Trump and the entire administration.