Trump: He's Eyeing Veterans Day for a Military Parade

The U.S. Army Band marches down Pennsylvania Ave. in Washington during an Inaugural Day parade rehearsal on Jan. 15, 2017. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
The U.S. Army Band marches down Pennsylvania Ave. in Washington during an Inaugural Day parade rehearsal on Jan. 15, 2017. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump is eyeing Veterans Day for a military parade but says he'll scrap the idea if it can't be done at a "reasonable cost."

Trump wasn't asked to define "reasonable cost" during a telephone interview Saturday with Fox News Channel host Jeanine Pirro. But White House budget director Mick Mulvaney recently told Congress that a parade could cost between $10 million and $30 million.

Trump says officials are discussing Veterans Day in November as the likely date for the Pennsylvania Avenue parade, although he likes July 4.

But the president says a parade would be "something great" for the country's spirit.

Trump got the idea for having a military parade after he attended France's Bastille Day celebration last July in Paris.

Some lawmakers have panned the idea.

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