Mayor of DC Mocks Trump After President Throws Twitter Tantrum Over Failed Military Parade

Mayor Muriel Bowser had some fun with Trump.

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On Thursday, the Department of Defense announced that President Donald Trump's requested military parade in Washington, D.C. will not take place on Veterans Day this year, instead being postponed until 2019 at the earliest.

Trump, who has reportedly wanted the military to throw a parade ever since seeing the Bastille Day parade in France, is predictably furious. He took to Twitter, proclaiming that he only canceled the parade because local politicians in D.C. highballed him on cost:

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser promptly responded with a mocking reply, written in Trump's vernacular:

In fact, Bowser may be underestimating it. The cost of Trump's proposed parade — including security, transportation and use of fighter jets, helicopters, tanks, and armored vehicles, and assignment of duty to troops — is now estimated at $92 million.

That is more the White House's proposed cuts to the Land and Water Conservation Fund, school safety grants, and federal housing for AIDS sufferers, combined.

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Matthew Chapman is a video game designer, science fiction author, and political reporter from Austin, TX. Follow him on Twitter @fawfulfan.