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DC mayor taunts Trump after cancellation of military parade
CNN Politics ^ | August 17, 2018 | Veronica Stracqualursi and Abby Phillip

Posted on 08/17/2018 11:36:43 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

President Donald Trump sought to cast blame Friday for the cancellation of his planned military parade on Washington city council officials, saying they had inflated the cost.

Soon after the President tweeted, Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser claimed she "got thru" to Trump about costs for the parade, which at one point was calculated to run about $12 million but more recent estimates said could run as high as $92 million by the time Trump canceled the event.

"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," Trump tweeted Friday morning.

The President said he will instead "attend the big parade already scheduled at Andrews Air Force Base on a different date, (and) go to the Paris parade, celebrating the end of the War, on November 11th."

He added, "Maybe we will do something next year in D.C. when the cost comes WAY DOWN. Now we can buy some more jet fighters!"(continued)

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TOPICS: Government; Military/Veterans; Politics
KEYWORDS: dc; military; parade; trump; trumpdod; washington
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To: LibertarianLiz
Why does it have to be in D.C.?

Because that's where the coup plotters are. Trump can still do an airshow parade, demonstrate some large caliber machine gun fire and missile launches, and a few sonic booms to rattle the bones of our leftist haters. They'll get the message.

21 posted on 08/17/2018 1:57:09 PM PDT by Reeses (A journey of a thousand miles begins with a government pat down.)
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To: mass55th

What happened to Revereware?

22 posted on 08/17/2018 1:58:14 PM PDT by robowombat (Orthodox)
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To: Vendome


23 posted on 08/17/2018 2:01:03 PM PDT by all the best
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To: robowombat

Revere Ware is now made overseas. The headquarters of Revere Copper Products is located in Rome, NY, but I’m not sure if any copper production actually goes on there. I have my doubts. Revere Copper Products focuses on architectural, electrical, copper for air-conditioning units, and manufacturer of antimicrobial copper and brass.

24 posted on 08/17/2018 2:57:48 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Clutch Martin

Why don’t they move the parade to Iowa or Nebraska or Oklahoma? Get it out of DC

25 posted on 08/17/2018 3:06:23 PM PDT by Karoo
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

When Trump is inaugurated for his second term, the first thing he should do is use eminent domain to destroy every house within the DC area. That area was mandated as the seat of gov’t & should be used as such. People should not be living there. Either cut away the lands & give them to Maryland or Virginia, or just get rid of any residential structures. That way they can’t insist on voting rights if things take a turn to the left in the future.

26 posted on 08/17/2018 4:38:23 PM PDT by Twotone
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Do not taunt happy fun President!

27 posted on 08/17/2018 4:52:02 PM PDT by xp38
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To: OrangeHoof

I was one of the “oddballs” who actually loved marching in military parades.....

28 posted on 08/18/2018 3:29:32 AM PDT by trebb (So many "experts" with so little experience in what they preach....even here...)
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To: Army Air Corps
Go ahead, poke the bear.

Photo of an extinct liberal taunting President Trump.

29 posted on 08/18/2018 7:57:18 AM PDT by Oatka
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To: LibertarianLiz

I’m sure Jacksonville could underbid D.C.

30 posted on 08/18/2018 8:08:45 AM PDT by yuleeyahoo (The nation which can prefer disgrace to danger is prepared for a master and deserves one. Hamilton)
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