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The brakes have been put on President Donald Trump’s idea for a military parade in Washington, and many folks on Twitter couldn’t be happier.
The Pentagon said Thursday it was indefinitely postponing the event, which was slated to coincide with Veteran’s Day in November, after costs soared to an estimated $92 million. Trump petulantly fired back on Twitter Friday morning, claiming he actually canceled the event ― and would instead visit an Armistice Day parade in Paris later this year.
Unsurprisingly, news that the Washington show of military might would not be going ahead for the foreseeable future quickly trended on Trump’s favorite social media platform:
Everyone agrees the parade was a good idea.
"Do it Donald." - Saddam Hussein pic.twitter.com/rx5BmACu1J
— Jeremy Newberger (@jeremynewberger) August 17, 2018
Maybe Mexico will pay for Trump's military parade.
— voize_of_reazon (@Voize_of_Reazon) August 17, 2018
1) leaks that Trump parade will cost $92 million not originally projected $12
2) postpones event from original plan for Nov 2018 to some unspecified "opportunity" in 2019 pic.twitter.com/yBSZXwBNtW
— David Frum (@davidfrum) August 17, 2018
Awwweeeeee ... the parade has been delayed. So sad. pic.twitter.com/aNIss9QdWZ
— Eat My Sparkles (@DiamondGirlL13) August 17, 2018
After ballooning costs upwards of $92 million, the Pentagon has officially postponed Idiot Trump’s Military Parade until “sometime in 2019.” pic.twitter.com/MCJLjH8Fhp
— Stone Cold (@stonecold2050) August 17, 2018
Why don't you personally pay for it? pic.twitter.com/cYBXH7AXUY
— mark schade aka Spanky Dennison (@Mschade2020) August 17, 2018
Even Trump’s military PARADE got a deferral https://t.co/rpQEbznkaG
— Jess Dweck (@TheDweck) August 17, 2018
BREAKING: Pentagon says military parade proposed for Veterans Day has been cancelled until at least 1938. pic.twitter.com/e4JYYtgtFQ
— The Daily Edge (@TheDailyEdge) August 17, 2018
— jeanne manton (@manton_jeanne) August 17, 2018
I recommend another parade for trump: with balloons, lots and lots of balloons pic.twitter.com/sEpvVr0L7P
— DJ RYLAS (@DJ_RYLAS) August 17, 2018
It’s sorta like when a kid asks you to buy them a pony and you tell them you’ll “think about it”, hoping they’ll eventually forget and move onhttps://t.co/Y9HYZlf2la
— Mat Molina (@realMatMolina) August 17, 2018
If Donald Trump is so patriotic, maybe he should pay for this $92,000,000 military parade out of his own pocket...
— Roland Scahill (@rolandscahill) August 17, 2018
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