Trump's Military 'Parade' to Cost Almost $100 Million: US Department of Defense

The figure includes $50 million from the Pentagon and $42 million from interagency partners.

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In order to feel a little more adequate, Donald Trump’s planned military parade needs to be bigly. Like really, really bigly. After early promises of keeping the costs of this fascistic display below $15 million, the early estimates were no less than twice that. Trump’s White House released estimates that put the number down to $12 million just this past month. Well, it’s looking like it might cost tax payers just a teeny weeny bit more to make Donald Trump believe he is a big boy like his buddies Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un. Sources inside of the Department of Defense told CNBC that there are some newly revised “estimates.”

The parade, slated for Nov. 10, is estimated to cost $92 million, the official said. The figure includes $50 million from the Pentagon and $42 million from interagency partners such as the Department of Homeland Security. An initial estimate last month pegged the prospective cost for the parade at $12 million.

There’s a theme with Republicans like Trump. Promises of cheap and easy ways to make a buck, followed by the most egregious spending to make nothing. 

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