On Friday, President Donald Trump cancelled a military parade planned for Washington D.C., after the estimated cost spiraled to $92 million.
Trump did not appear happy about having his parade plans thwarted and blamed D.C. officials in a tweet.
The local politicians who run Washington, D.C. (poorly) know a windfall when they see it. 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…
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 17, 2018
Soon after D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser shot back.
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). https://t.co/vqC3d8FLqx
— MurielBowser (@MurielBowser) August 17, 2018
The last military parade took place in 1991 at the conclusion of the Gulf War. Trump apparently decided on planning a parade after witnessing a similar one in France.