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READ: DC Mayor Muriel Bowser Tweets ‘I’m the Local Politician Who Finally Got Thru to the Reality Star in the White House’

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Muriel Bowser and Donald Trump (Credit: Paul Morigi/Oliver Contreras)

With reports that the military parade President Donald Trump and his team were planning for November 10th of this year would cost upwards of 92 million dollars, the president announced on Twitter that he had “cancelled” it.

And not surprisingly, he found someone to blame:

It was then that Muriel Bowser, the Mayor of Washington, D.C., took to Twitter to fire back.

Bowser is just one of many who believe that an extravagant military parade would be a waste of money and resources. The event has been a source of contention since even before the Trump administration ordered the Department of Defense to begin looking into it this past June. At that time, one official told reporters “There is only one person who wants this parade” in a reference to Donald Trump.

That official seems to be right. One informal poll conducted by Military Times saw 89 percent of 51 thousand votes express their disapproval of the parade.

Similarly, social media users applauded Bowser’s retort.

Some rebuked Republican representatives in the process.

Others pointed out the hypocrisy of spending millions on the parade while simultaneously cutting veterans’ access to health care.

The parade has long been seen by much of the public as an attempt by the president to stroke his ego.

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