Donald Trump's military parade would cost US$10 million to US$30 million

It was the first cost estimate of the military parade Trump (above) has directed the Pentagon to plan.
It was the first cost estimate of the military parade Trump (above) has directed the Pentagon to plan.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

WASHINGTON (WASHINGTON POST) - President Donald Trump's military parade would cost between US$10 million and US$30 million (S$13 million and S$40 million), White House budget director Mick Mulvaney said on Wednesday (Feb 14).

Mulvaney offered the estimate during questioning at the House Budget Committee.

He said the White House has not yet budgeted for the parade and would either rely on Congress to appropriate funds or find other funds that have already been appropriated.

"The estimates I've seen, they're very preliminary, is between 10 (million dollars) and 30 (million dollars) depending upon the length, Mulvaney said.

"Obviously, an hour parade is different from a five-hour parade in terms of the cost and the equipment and those types of things."

It was the first cost estimate of the military parade Trump has directed the Pentagon to plan later this year.