US President Donald Trump says he has asked the Pentagon to stage a large-scale military parade in Washington on Veterans Day.
During a call to a Fox News television show on Saturday night, Trump said he was hopeful that the parade would be held “with a lot of plane flyovers.”
However, he acknowledged that the costs of the parade, estimated to be between $10 million and $30 million, would be a problem.
“We’ll see if we can do it at a reasonable cost, and if we can’t, we won’t do it, but the generals would love to do it, I can tell you, and so would I,” Trump said.
Trump initially discussed the matter with senior military leaders in a meeting last month after witnessing a French military parade on Bastille Day last year.
Trump told French President Emmanuel Macron that when he went back to the US he wanted a military parade on the Fourth of July in Washington.
“I was at the Bastille Day parade in France with the president…