Riveted by the sociological significance of it all…
BREAKING: Pentagon says military parade proposed for Veterans Day delayed at least until 2019.
— The Associated Press (@AP) August 17, 2018
I've been told that Kelly is "freaking out over the cost."
Trump's military parade was originally advertised as costing $12 million. It's basically ballooned to $100 million. https://t.co/wvN2axrdGy
— Kate Brannen (@K8brannen) August 16, 2018
An alternate new headline on this might be: The Pentagon reached the conclusion it can't afford the parade Trump wants this year.
Reached for comment, Col. Rob Manning at the Pentagon just referred me to the White House. https://t.co/XbeH45uPmU
— Dan Lamothe (@DanLamothe) August 17, 2018
This administration is running so smoothly. https://t.co/ctzCTPigNF
— Daniel W. Drezner (@dandrezner) August 17, 2018
— EM Simpson (@charlie_simpson) August 17, 2018
Honestly, a victory parade that keeps getting promised and pushed off is a little too on the nose as American military tributes go
— Adam Weinstein (@AdamWeinstein) August 17, 2018
Pushing it to 2019 might as well be putting it to Eric’s second term. https://t.co/U9KYcA9aDV
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) August 17, 2018
The delay of Trump's military parade is a letdown for QAnon believers, who had become convinced that the parade would mark a celebration of Trump arresting the global pedophile cabal https://t.co/COTSi58PKd
— Will Sommer (@willsommer) August 17, 2018
FYI: VoteVets has submitted a Letter of Intent, with DC, to do a 5K around the National Mall, for Veterans Day 2019.
— VoteVets (@votevets) August 17, 2018
Per the Hill:
… VoteVets, an organization that focuses on nonpartisan education and advocacy on behalf veterans and their families, said on Twitter that it has submitted a Letter of Intent with Washington, D.C., to hold the race around the National Mall next year.
The announcement came the same day Trump canceled his plans for a military parade in the capital, citing its soaring cost estimates.
“So, unless he kicks out a veterans race, [Trump] will not get his ego parade there, on that day next year, either,” the organization added in the tweet, with the hashtag #NoTrumpParade…
In an email asking for signatures to support their request, the organization also said that it decided to make the race five kilometers long to symbolize “each of [Trump’s] deferments.”…
Their statement arrives on the heels of Trump’s Twitter announcement on Friday morning that he was canceling plans for a military parade over the estimated $92 million cost.
The president said in his tweet that “local politicians” in D.C. were to blame.
“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. Never let someone hold you up! I will instead 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,” Trump wrote…
Did they tell Trump, “Space Force or parade, you can’t have both?”
— Schooley (@Rschooley) August 17, 2018