Trump’s Military Parade to Cost $80 Million More than Planned

The planned military parade in Washington, D.C. apparently will cost $80 million more than was previously estimated.

According to CNBC, the Department of Defense updated their cost estimates to include $50 million from the Pentagon and $42 million from interagency partners, including the Department of Homeland Security.

The additional costs are expected to fuel the opposition to the parade led from Democrats and some Republicans, who fear the display, planned for Nov. 10, may look “totalitarian” as it works its way through the streets of D.C.

“I think confidence is silent and insecurity is loud,” Republican Senator John Kennedy said earlier this year. “America is the most powerful country in all of human history; you don’t need to show it off. We’re not North Korea, we’re not Russia and we’re not China, and I don’t want to be. And for that reason, I would be against flaunting our strength. We don’t need to; everybody knows we have it.”

Meanwhile, a spokesperson for the Pentagon said that the Defense Department is planning on making a formal announcement about the costs soon.

The cost estimate that reaches $92 million accounts for security, transportation of parade assets, aircraft, and a temporary duty for troops, CNBC reported.

An official also told the network that the plans for the parade included about eight tanks and other armored vehicles. In addition, the parade is set to feature helicopter, fighter jet, transport aircraft and military plane flyovers.

The development comes about a month after CNN, citing three U.S defense officials, reported that the parade would cost close to $12 million.

NBC News has previously reported that it is expected to begin at the Capitol, continue past the White House and end at the National Mall.

Trump is said to have been inspired by the Bastille Day parade he saw when he visited France last year, desiring a similar event at home.

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