Trump says he is weighing Putin invitation to Russia parade

President Donald Trump pulls a girl out of the audience for a photograph on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, before boarding Marine One for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md. and then on to Georgia to meet with supporters.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he's weighing an invitation from Russia President Vladimir Putin (POO'-tihn) to attend the May 9 Victory Day parade in Moscow.

"I appreciate the invitation," Trump told reporters Friday. "It is right in the middle of political season, so I'll see if I can do it, but I would love to go if I could."

The event commemorates the May 1945 allied victory over Nazi Germany. Russia uses the annual parade to show off its military might.

Trump said the event, which next year marks 75th anniversary of the allied victory, was "a very big deal."

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