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Trump’s military parade could cost as much as $30 million, Mick Mulvaney says

February 14, 2018 7:32 PM
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WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump’s proposal to hold a large-scale military parade in Washington, with marching soldiers and rows of tanks and armoured vehicles, could cost as much as $30 million, according to Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney.

The cost would depend on how many troops are involved and the types of military equipment chosen, Mulvaney told the House Budget Committee.

“I’ve seen various different costs estimates of between $10 million and $30 million, depending on the size of the parade, the scope of it, the length of it, those kind of things,” Mulvaney said.

Pentagon officials have said they are preparing options in a response to a request from Trump for a military parade to showcase America’s armed forces and military might, similar to the annual French Bastille Day parade that he attended in July in Paris.

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