DC’s Mayor Just Torched Trump Over Military Parade Cancellation Tweet

Former reality show star Donald Trump, who avoided serving in the military, wanted a big fancy military parade thrown for him on Veterans Day, but the Department of Defense on Thursday announced that it’s being postponed until next year. The costs for the unnecessary event is estimated to cost $92 million, according to a U.S. defense official. That’s a tad bit more than the $12 million the White House said it would cost. Predictably, Trump blamed local politicians in D.C. for the costs of his ego-parade.

“The local politicians who run Washington, D.C. (poorly) know a windfall when they see it,” he tweeted. “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! I will instead…”

Of course, that makes no sense. If our military needs more ‘jet fighters,’ and he initially opted for a military parade instead, then that’s kind of weird.

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser torched Trump on Twitter, stating that she was the one who “finally got thru to the reality star in the White House.

“Yup, I’m Muriel Bowser, mayor of Washington DC, the local politician who finally got thru to the reality star in the White House with the realities ($21.6M) of parades/events/demonstrations in Trump America (sad),” she tweeted.

And because facts matter, I’ll just leave this here.


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