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Trump forced to cancel planned military parade

August 17th, 2018 by WCBC Radio

President Donald Trump said Friday he had canceled plans for a Veterans Day military parade, citing the “ridiculously high” price tag — a day after U.S. officials said the November event could cost $92 million, more than three times the price first suggested by the White House.

Trump on Twitter accused local Washington, D.C., politicians of price-gouging. But preliminary estimates from the Pentagon showed that more than half the price tag would come from military aircraft, equipment, personnel and other support. The remainder would be borne by other agencies and largely involve security costs.

 

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser fired back on Twitter Friday morning, saying she “finally got thru to the reality star in the White House with the realities … of parades/events/demonstrations in Trump America.”

Bowser’s tweet said the cost of the parade to D.C. would have been $21.6 million. The District can generally seek reimbursement from the federal government for marches, parades and rallies held in the nation’s capital

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