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Trump Cancels His Military Parade, Blames Local Politicians for Its High Cost

1 month ago   |   By Fortune

The Defense Department announced the cancellation of this year's Veterans Day parade late last night, after reports that the event would cost $92 million - $80 million more than originally anticipated.
“Maybe we will do something next year in D.C. when the cost comes WAY DOWN,” President Donald Trump tweeted. “Now we can buy some more jet fighters!”
A Pentagon spokesman said administration officials have agreed to explore opportunities in 2019, the Associated Press reports.
Despite the majority of the parade costs coming from the Pentagon for military vehicle transport, Trump blamed local...
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Here's how much D.C. thinks Trump's military parade will cost

1 month ago   |   By Politico

President Donald Trump on Friday canceled a planned military parade in Washington and blamed local politicians for charging a “ridiculously high” amount to hold it. This spurred D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser to respond to the president in a tweet that the parade would have cost more than $20 million. Here's a line-item breakdown of how much the parade will cost in city services, per the mayor's office.
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Trump nixes $92M military parade, blames DC for high cost

1 month ago   |   By Boston Herald

WASHINGTON - 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.
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Trump blames ‘local politicians' for derailing military parade

Trump blames ‘local politicians' for derailing military parade

1 month ago   |   By New York Post

President Trump on Friday canceled his military parade as he accused DC politicians of price-gouging - a day after his own secretary of defense scoffed at a report about the price tag. “The local politicians who run Washington, D.C. know a windfall when they see it. When asked to give us a price for...
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Trump says he cancelled military parade, citing 'ridiculously high' price tag

1 month ago   |   By ABC

President Donald Trump said Friday he had canceled plans for a Veteran's Day military parade in November, citing the "ridiculously high" price tag. The Defense Department announced a day earlier that there would be no parade in 2018.
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President Trump takes credit for canceling costly military parade he proposed

1 month ago   |   By NY Daily News

President Trump claimed Friday that sticker shock led to the scrapping of his much maligned military parade. Trump accused local Washington politicians of price gouging, despite the fact that the jaw-dropping projected $92 million cost was largely due to Pentagon figures for aircraft, equipment...
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President Trump says he cancelled military parade, citing the "ridiculously high" price tag

1 month ago   |   By ABC

President Trump said he canceled plans for a Veteran's Day military parade in November, citing the "ridiculously high" price tag.
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Trump cancels $92M parade, cites cost, says maybe next year

1 month ago   |   By Boston Herald

WASHINGTON - 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.
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President Trump Cancels Military Parade, Citing ‘Ridiculously High' Price

1 month ago   |   By Time

President Donald Trump said Friday he had canceled plans for a Veteran's Day military parade in November, citing the “ridiculously high” price tag.
Trump on Twitter accused local politicians of price-gouging, although much of the projected $92 million price was attributed to Pentagon costs for aircraft, equipment and personnel.
The Defense Department announced a day earlier that there would be no parade in 2018. Trump said perhaps something could be scheduled next year when the price “comes WAY DOWN.” He did not explain how the costs would be reduced.
Trump said he would instead attend an...
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Trump Cancels Military Parade, Blaming Washington Officials for Inflating Costs

1 month ago   |   By NY Times

The president said local politicians “wanted a number so ridiculously high” that he canceled a planned parade that the Pentagon had already postponed.
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