President Donald Trump said that he is considering holding a Fourth of July parade on Pennsylvania Avenue - or in front of the White House - showcasing America's "military strength".
"He's doing a terrific job in France", Trump said of Macron, adding: "He's respected by the French people and I can tell you he is respected by the people of the United States".
In typical Trump fashion, the president said he wants the parade to be bigger and better than the one he saw in France. "It was military might, and I think a tremendous thing for France and for the spirit of France".
"[This] is good news for you 'cause we're friends", said Trump to the French president. Now, he says he wants the U.S. military to "come marching down Pennsylvania Avenue" and suggested there would be major shows in both DC and New York City.
Trump and Macron watched the traditional Bastille Day parade together in July during Trump's first visit in office to France.
Washington already holds quite a few parades, including some with military participation that are held on Memorial Day and July 4.
"I came back and one of my early calls were, I think we are going to have to start looking at that ourselves", the president told Mr. Macron.
Before the inauguration, Trump officials inquired with the Pentagon about having armored vehicles participate in his inauguration parade, according to documents obtained by HuffPost.
Trump watched enthusiastically from a reviewing stand on July 14 as the French military showcased its tanks and fighter jets, including many US -made planes, along the famed Champs-Elysees. We're gonna have to try and top [Bastille Day parade]...
The U.S. capital has held large military displays to mark significant occasions, including victories in war, but rolling tanks and marching troops down Pennsylvania Avenue are not typically done on the U.S. Independence Day holiday.
Trump had previously expressed an interest in including military vehicles in his inaugural parade.