Glorious Leader Cancels Overpriced Military Parade

North Korean troops march past a portrait of the late leader Kim Jong Il during a military parade at Kim Il Sung Square to mark the 65th anniversary of the country’s founding in Pyongyang, North Korea, Monday, Sept. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Kim Kwang Hyon)

Politico reporting, if you were looking forward to watching President Donald Trump’s much-balleyhooed military parade later this year, you’re going to have to keep waiting:

President Donald Trump announced Friday that he has canceled plans for a military parade in Washington, and ignited a feud with the D.C. mayor after accusing “local politicians” of price gouging.

“The local politicians who run Washington, D.C. (poorly) know a windfall when they see it,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “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!”

CNBC reported Thursday that the expected cost of Trump’s planned parade had ballooned to $92 million, significantly higher than previous estimates of $12 million and $30 million.

All three estimates were sums better spent elsewhere, but once we started approaching the cost of a new F-35 fighter plane just to gratify Donald Trump’s ego it was definitely time to rethink the whole thing. Not to mention the lack of any recently-won wars to celebrate, but that wasn’t going to be a problem for the President!

If Donald Trump really wants a Make America Great Again parade, he should pick up the tab.

4 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. Pseudonymous says:

    Military Parades and ability to hold them interpreted by global community as signs of leader’s virility and masculinity, sources say.

    — DPRK News Service (@DPRK_News) August 17, 2018

  2. JohnInDenver says:

    if he can't have a parade in DC, perhaps he'd consider a trip. Might be able to get in an afternoon round of golf, too.

    An Alternative Parade

  3. allyncooper says:

    No parade until the war in Afganistan is won. Which means no parade ever.

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