Politics

Trump Decides On Fate Of Military Parade

(Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Benny Johnson Columnist, Viral Politics

For the better part of the year, President Trump has proposed the idea of a military parade in Washington, DC. A cost estimate of $92 million that leaked from unnamed pentagon official Thursday quickly put the skids for the parade.

Trump said Friday morning that the skyrocketing cost was due to local DC politicians wanting to gouge the federal government. “The local politicians who run Washington, D.C. (poorly) know a windfall when they see it,” Trump said, “When asked to give us a price for holding a great celebratory military parade, they wanted a number so ridiculously high that I cancelled it. Never let someone hold you up!”

The president then announced the new plan – to schedule the parade in 2019 and use the money to “buy some more jet fighters!”

A Pentagon spokesperson said in a statement, “The Department of Defense and White House have been planning a parade to honor America’s military veterans and commemorate the centennial of World War I. We originally targeted November 10, 2018 for this event but have now agreed to explore opportunities in 2019.”

DC Mayor Muriel Bowser clapped back at Trump, tweeting, “Yup, I’m Muriel Bowser, mayor of Washington DC, the local politician who finally got thru to the reality star in the White House with the realities ($21.6M) of parades/events/demonstrations in Trump America (sad).”