Pentagon says Trump’s military parade postponed until 2019 amid reports costs jumped 666%

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Amid reports of a soaring estimated cost for President Donald Trump’s planned military parade in Washington, the Defense Department announced Thursday that it would delay the parade until 2019.

The estimated cost for the parade, originally slated for Nov. 10, had jumped $80 million, The Associated Press reported Thursday citing an unnamed Pentagon official.

“The Department of Defense and White House have been planning a parade to
honor America’s military veterans and commemorate the centennial of World
War I,” Department of Defense Spokesman Col. Rob Manning said in a statement. “We originally targeted November 10, 2018 for this event but have now agreed to explore opportunities in 2019.”

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