Trump desperately tries to save face after Pentagon postpones his military parade: 'I cancelled it!'
President Donald Trump (Screenshot)

After the Pentagon on Thursday night announced it was postponing President Donald Trump's planned military parade, the president took to Twitter to try to save face.

In particular, Trump claimed that he made the decision to "cancel" the parade and he blamed Washington D.C. city officials for allegedly inflating the cost of the parade.

"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," the president wrote.

The president then said that he would "attend the big parade already scheduled at Andrews Air Force Base on a different date, & go to the Paris parade, celebrating the end of the War, on November 11th."

The president concluded by saying that he still wanted to hold the military parade at some date in the future.

"Maybe we will do something next year in D.C. when the cost comes WAY DOWN," he wrote. "Now we can buy some more jet fighters!"

The Pentagon on Thursday announced that it was postponing the military parade after cost estimates for it shot up from $12 million to $92 million.