Despite forcing the Pentagon to plan a dictatorial military parade, President Donald Trump may not even be in the United States when the Veterans' Day event is held.
The Washington Examiner reported that on Veteran's Day, which falls annually November 11, Trump is expected to be at a summit in Paris, France along with 79 other world leaders. Ironically, a military parade the president witnessed in France when visiting new French President Emmanuel Macron is said to have inspired his desire for a similar event stateside.
Nevertheless, the Pentagon on Thursday announced that is is "looking towards November 11, around Veteran's Day, and also possibly in conjunction with the World War I centennial celebration."
The military parade will come with a hefty price tag with or without the president in attendance. White House budget chief Mick Mulvaney has said the parade will cost between $10 and $30 million taxpayer dollars.