Pentagon concerns mounting about Trump’s proposed parade: report

Pentagon concerns mounting about Trump’s proposed parade: report
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Concerns are mounting within the U.S. military regarding President TrumpDonald John TrumpReporters defend CNN's Acosta after White House says he 'disrespected' Trump with question Security costs of Trump visit to Scotland sparks outrage among Scottish citizens Ex-CIA officer: Prosecution of Russians indicted for DNC hack 'ain't ever going to happen' MORE's proposed military parade, CNN reported.

The cost of the parade and the possible disruption it could lead to have been cause for concern, the network reported.

A defense official directly familiar with initial planning efforts said the proposed parade could interfere with military training schedules.

Another defense official said there are worries about how much the parade could cost. The Pentagon is reportedly thinking about looking for private donations, which could be used to pay for particular parts of the parade. 

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The parade could cost anywhere between $3 million to $50 million, the first official said.

"We don't have troops and units sitting around waiting to do a parade," the official added.

The official said an alternative plan to avoid bringing in lots of equipment could be to have large video screens that show images of military gear.

Multiple options for the parade are reportedly being crafted.

Officials said earlier this month they are in the planning stages for the proposed military parade after The Washington Post reported that the Pentagon was acquiescing to Trump’s request for a large-scale parade.

Trump has proposed a military parade multiple times during his presidency.

Last week, budget director Mick MulvaneyJohn (Mick) Michael MulvaneyFive GOP lawmakers mulling bid to lead conservative caucus On The Money — Sponsored by Prudential — Trump suggests China is easing pressure on North Korea because of trade fight | Mulvaney taps top aide as No. 2 at consumer bureau | House Republican to offer bill to curtail Trump's trade powers Mulvaney appoints top aide as consumer bureau acting No. 2 MORE told the House Budget Committee that the parade's cost would vary depending on length, but could be anywhere from $10 million to $30 million.

Pentagon officials reportedly said in an early meeting about the parade that they did not know how they would pay for it. The administration is reportedly looking at Veterans Day for the parade.