Donald Trump might be dreaming of a massive military parade in Washington, but Fox News has thrown up a better suggestion

The US President's grand plans to celebrate America's military was met with something of a lacklustre response from members of Congress and retired army chiefs.

Elaborate military parades are more commonly seen in authoritarian states that the US typically opposes, such as North Korea and China.

Retired soldier and CNN analyst Mark Hertling tweeted:

On Wednesday, Trump's beloved Fox News joined in the ridicule with anchor Shepard Smith offering a smaller scale alternative.

He could go see the tanks at a military base if he wanted to.

Or they could give him replicas. Little mini replicas.

I mean, he wants to see what he has. I had some of those when I was a kid.

He added:

You can get the little plastic ones and lay them out on the table and say 'Here you go'.

Fox News correspondent Jennifer Griffin joined in, suggesting:

We could play Strategy and Risk.

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