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Pentagon: We Never Briefed Trump On Parade Costs

Is anybody still even bothering to count the lies? President Trump canceled his desired military parade before Pentagon officials briefed him on cost estimates for the event, a Defense Department spokesman said Monday. “The president was not briefed by any member of the Department of Defense on any cost associated with the parade,” Col. Rob Manning told reporters at the ...

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Trump Claims He Personally Canceled Military Parade Because DC Officials Cited “Ridiculously High” Price

The Washington Post reports: President Trump on Friday blamed local officials for his decision to postpone a grand military parade in Washington this fall, alleging without evidence that they had unreasonably inflated the price. Trump said it was possible the parade could be staged next year if the cost “comes WAY DOWN” and added that with the savings “we can ...

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Trump Melts Down Over Military Parade Cancellation

You knew this was coming: President Trump called Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D) a “loser” and “a total Fake” after Blumenthal criticized news that cost estimates for Trump’s proposed military parade exceeded initial estimates by millions. Blumenthal had criticized news that cost estimates for the parade had reached $92 million, around $80 million more than initially estimated. The president’s attacks ...

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Pentagon Cancels Military Parade After Cost Leak

The Washington Post reports: The Defense Department and the White House, which had targeted a November date for the Washington military parade sought by President Trump, will instead “explore opportunities in 2019,” a Pentagon spokesman said in a statement. Officials have been planning the event since earlier this year, when the president, apparently inspired by a similar display he observed ...

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Trump’s Military Parade To Cost Over 7X First Estimate

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump’s military parade this fall is shaping up to cost $80 million more than initially estimated. The Department of Defense and its interagency partners have updated their perspective cost estimates for the parade, according to a U.S. defense official with firsthand knowledge of the assessment. The official spoke on the condition of anonymity. The parade, slated ...

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Trump’s Military Parade Estimated To Cost $12 Million

CNN reports: President Donald Trump’s military parade in DC is likely to cost nearly as much as the now canceled military exercise with South Korea that Trump called “tremendously expensive” and said cost “a fortune,” three US defense officials tell CNN. The parade, which is now scheduled to take place on November 10, is currently estimated to cost approximately $12 ...

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Pentagon Memo: No Tanks In Trump’s Military Parade

NBC News reports: It looks like President Donald Trump is getting the military parade he wants in Washington — though he may get no tanks for the effort. A Pentagon planning memo issued Thursday and released Friday says the parade being planned for Nov. 11, Veterans Day, will “include wheeled vehicles only, no tanks — consideration must be given to ...

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Trump Orders Pentagon To Schedule Military Parade For Veterans Day, Parade Route To Begin At White House

Politico reports: President Donald Trump’s plans for a White House-backed military parade are beginning to take shape. The president has directed the Department of Defense to organize a parade that would take place on Nov. 11 – Veterans Day – according to an unclassified Feb. 20 memo written by National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster. The memo, which was summarized to ...

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Mick Mulvaney: Military Parade Could Cost $30 Million

MarketWatch reports: The military parade proposed by President Donald Trump could cost between $10 million and $30 million, depending on the length, Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney told the House Budget Committee on Wednesday. Last week, Defense Secretary James Mattis said the Pentagon was “putting together some options” on the parade. Democrats have criticized the idea. Remember ...

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Republican Missouri AG Offers To Host Trump’s Parade

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports: President Donald Trump faced criticism from former military personnel and veterans’ groups when he said he wanted a military parade, complete with tanks, through the streets of Washington, D.C. But he’s gained some support here in Missouri. On Monday morning, Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley tweeted the military parade should roll through the Show Me ...

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COGNITIVE DISSONANCE: State Department Ridicules North Korea’s Military Parade As “Dog And Pony Show”

The Hill reports: The State Department on Thursday called a recent military parade in North Korea a “dog and pony show,” even amid reports that the Trump administration is planning a military procession of its own. CNN’s Michelle Kosinski tweeted the swipe from a State Department official. The comment came after media reports surfaced that top Pentagon officials are in ...

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Pentagon: Trump’s Military Parade Might Not Be In DC

Reuters reports: The Pentagon on Thursday said it was not certain that the Washington-area would host a parade requested by President Donald Trump to honor the U.S. military. “We don’t know that. There are options and we will explore those and the president will ultimately decide,” said Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White, adding that the U.S. Army was taking the lead ...

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