REPORT: Pentagon releases cost estimate of military preparation for Trump’s 4th event

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BY TEAM DML / JULY 9, 2019 /

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The Pentagon estimates that it cost the military $1.2 million to participate in President Trump’s Fourth of July “Salute to America” event, which featured a flyover by fighter jets as well as multiple tanks and fighting vehicles.

Trump touted military accomplishments in his speech on the National Mall that was accompanied by flyovers from Air Force F-22 Raptor fighters and a B-2 Spirit bomber, Army Apache helicopters, Marine MV-22 Ospreys, Navy F-35C Lightning II fighters and F/A-18 Hornets, and Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk and MH-65 Dolphin helicopters.

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Abrams tanks and Bradley Fighting Vehicles were also stationed by the Lincoln Memorial as the president addressed attendees on the Mall, the site of an annual fireworks show that attracts hundreds of thousands of people to the nation’s capital.

“The Department of Defense supported the ‘Salute to America’ with demonstrations by aircraft, static displays of equipment and ceremonial unit participation,” a statement from the Pentagon’s Comptroller’s Office said. “Additional funding was used for the transportation of static displays and equipment. The total cost of the Department’s support to the ‘Salute to America’ event was $1.2 million.”

“The $1.2 million does not include the cost of the military flyovers, which were absorbed in the individual military services’ training budgets,” ABC News reported.

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9 Comments

  1. Capit July 9th, 2019 at 10:15 pm

    And worth every penny.

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  2. James Bagwell July 9th, 2019 at 10:17 pm

    Well worth it Mr. President!

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  3. Melanie Cronn July 9th, 2019 at 10:19 pm

    Yeah that’s a pretty penny, but worth every cent. I mean the dems throw away that and much much more on illegals. I’d rather give my money towards the military than illegal aliens

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  4. Dennis July 9th, 2019 at 11:04 pm

    How much are these stupid congressional investigations costing the taxpayer? There is no comparison if the dems want to cry!! I’m sick of these petty political games the left is playing! Time for this bullshit to end!!

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  5. Lyn July 10th, 2019 at 12:21 am

    And how much did Obama cost the country flying BOTH presidential planes out to Hollywood at the same time to appear on tv because Michelle didn’t want to stop somewhere coming back…or all those lavish Hawaii vacations…or all the trips overseas with the daughters and mom? What did we the country get from King Barrack and Queen Michelle from that? Diddlley. High time these servicemen were appreciated. Need to do one for the border patrol.

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  6. Karen July 10th, 2019 at 12:55 am

    And the money the president isn’t getting paid for being president not to mention all the money he has saved by reducing the staff in the White House. You can’t put a price on honoring our men and women who defend our freedom.

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  7. Linda July 10th, 2019 at 7:16 am

    Money well spent, loved the patriotism and love for our country. Thank you President Trump ❤️
    TRUMP 2020👍🇺🇸❤️👍🇺🇸🇺🇸

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  8. Jan Johnson July 10th, 2019 at 12:39 pm

    It was worth every penny! But you know the left is going to piss and moan about everything our POTUS does. I’m surprised they don’t bitch about how much water is wasted when he flushes the toilet.

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  9. Josie July 10th, 2019 at 5:50 pm

    POTUS , smart man ! Knew our country needed that 4th celebration after the way the demonic Dems have put us through 2 years of bs !

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