Military parade in Washington could cost $ 30 million

Military parade in Washington could cost $ 30 million


Военный парад в Вашингтоне может обойтись в 30 миллионов долларов

Perhaps the parade is timed to coincide with veterans Day – November 11

The Director of the office of management and budget the White house Mick Melwani believes that the proposed President of the trump military parade may cost the American taxpayers $ 30 million.

“I’ve seen different estimates of cost from 10 to $ 30 million depending on the scale of the parade,” said Mulvaney on Wednesday at a meeting of the Budget Committee of the house of representatives.

It is reported that the administration is considering holding the parade on veterans Day, 11 November, which this year will coincide with the 100th anniversary of the First world war.

Earlier it was reported that for the parade can be used three national holidays: memorial Day, celebrated annually on the last Monday of may in memory of the fallen soldiers, independence Day celebrated July 4, when traditionally arranged the fireworks on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. and veterans Day, November 11. In the latter case, the parade will take place a few days after the Congressional elections and will not be considered as an attempt to influence the election process.

The idea of spending in Washington large-scale military parade came to President Trump after visiting them last year on July 14 in Paris the military parade in honor of Bastille – the national holiday of France.

At a briefing at the White house, responding to a question from the press about the prospect of a military parade, the Pentagon chief James Mattis said that the President’s initiative, and it can be explained by the fact that Donald trump with great respect and love for the American military.