Trump’s $92 million military parade postponed

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August 18, 2018 - 4:00 AM

President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron with Brigitte Macron attend the annual Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris on July 14, 2017. The parade inspired President Trump to want a

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s lofty vision of big tanks, vintage aircraft and modern fighter jets swooping through the streets of Washington in a show of patriotic force crumbled Friday under the weight of logistics, including a $92 million estimated price tag.

Will it be cheaper next year, as Trump contends? Were government budget crunchers “smoking something” like the Pentagon chief suggested? Are corrupt local officials to blame as Trump alleged?

A look at how Trump’s big idea turned into a big nothing:

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