Donald Trump has been jonesing for a big military parade down the streets of Washington, D.C. ever since French President Emmanuel Macron showed him how Paris celebrates Bastille Day.
So the White House set about planning such a parade for November 10th of this year.
That is until cost details of the planning leaked, and it was revealed that the parade would cost upwards of $92 million, approximately $80 million more than originally estimated.
A Pentagon official told CNBC the expected costs for President Trump's now canceled military parade, had ballooned… https://t.co/ZbWifhrsv0— MSNBC (@MSNBC) 1534550445.0
Trump wasted no time in placing blame elsewhere for the cost overruns and canceled the parade:
The local politicians who run Washington, D.C. (poorly) know a windfall when they see it. When asked to give us a p… https://t.co/1AyrZT9CEd— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1534507076.0
....attend the big parade already scheduled at Andrews Air Force Base on a different date, & go to the Paris parade… https://t.co/75YwMLArvE— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1534507805.0
But one Twitter user, comedy writer Frank Lesser, suggested one way Trump could finally get his parade:
If Trump wants a big parade in his honor all he has to do is resign— Frank Lesser (@Frank Lesser) 1534478997.0
He went on:
If Trump really wanted to see soldiers march, he wouldn't have faked those bone spurs during Vietnam— Frank Lesser (@Frank Lesser) 1534520837.0
If anyone starts a GoFundMe for an actual "Adios, Trump!" Parade on Nov. 11th, I'll retweet the hell out of it.— Frank Lesser (@Frank Lesser) 1534533651.0
And Twitter blew up, seconding Lesser's motion:
YES!!!! https://t.co/KumS15PDx6— Kathy Griffin (@Kathy Griffin) 1534538321.0
@sadmonsters @Decreevy I bet most of US would be out on the streets celebrating! He would even have a worldwide aud… https://t.co/kSKEfWrS23— Elisabeth Pal (@Elisabeth Pal) 1534498191.0
@sadmonsters I want to like and retweet this about a million times. Maybe 92 million times.— Barbara Combs (@Barbara Combs) 1534512732.0
@sadmonsters @Beaufort_Gage The day he is gone will be a national- no, a WORLD holiday! I am throwing a fricken party! I really can't wait.— Marci Rae ☘🌊#MN 🇨🇦 🇮🇪🏴🇬🇧♏ (@Marci Rae ☘🌊#MN 🇨🇦 🇮🇪🏴🇬🇧♏) 1534513953.0
There's another parade Timmy would like to see:
@sadmonsters @StopTrump617 Only parade I ever want to see Trump in https://t.co/S9oxHsBnQh— timmy meredith (@timmy meredith) 1534541020.0
And there is this added benefit:
@sadmonsters And it wouldn't cost a dime; we'd all participate for free.— Beagles🐶Resist (@Beagles🐶Resist) 1534514869.0