A new report has revealed that Donald Trump’s vanity military parade is, as of today, expected to cost the American taxpayers $12 million.
This estimate is according to initial planning estimates, the Pentagon confirmed Wednesday.
A defense official, on the condition of anonymity, said the $12 million price tag could easily explode as...
"no final plan has been approved yet,"
The official claimed the price would depend on the final numbers of troops and type of equipment involved, and how those troops will need to be transported to Washington, such as whether they would need to be moved by train.
White House budget director Mick Mulvaney previously told Congress the price tag could could be as much as $30 million.
With the parade date just four months away, questions are being raised as to how Trump would be able to execute the security and planning, such as getting the permits and public bathrooms, for his grand military spectacle.
To put the price tag of Trump's military parade into perspective the new $12 million figure shows that it will cost nearly as much as the now canceled military exercise with South Korea that Trump called "tremendously expensive" and said cost "a fortune,"
Trump dream of being honored by a military parade in Washington started after he visited France last year during the Bastille Day celebrations and taken with the pomp and circumstance of the coinciding military parade along the Champs-Élysées and immediately tasked the Pentagon with planning a parade of his own.