Connect with us


The Pentagon says it only spent $1.2 million on Trump’s July 4th blowout, but it’s not clear where that number came from

Blue Angels fly over DC for Trump's Fourth of July celebrationU.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ian Cotter/

  • The Pentagon says the cost of military support for President Donald Trump's July Fourth event, "A Salute to America," was only $1.2 million.
  • The show featured flyovers by stealth fighters, bombers, helicopters and other military aircraft, as well as static displays featuring armored vehicles.
  • The Department of Defense was unable to provide detailed accounting on how it arrived at the $1.2 million figure.
  • Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.

The Pentagon revealed Tuesday that the military support for President Donald Trump's Fourth of July celebration cost only $1.2 million, but the revelation was short on details.

The president pulled out all the stops for his "A Salute to America" event on July 4, which featured stealth fighters and bombers flying over the nation's capital and armored vehicles displayed on the National Mall. The event came together after the president failed to put on a massive military parade last year, when costs ballooned as high as $92 million and led Trump to cancel the event.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

NOW WATCH: Watch the US Marine Corps' F-35 run and gun for the first time

See Also:

  • Military flyovers stunned crowds at Trump's controversial 'Salute to America' Fourth of July event
  • The Pentagon says it probably won't know how much Trump's Fourth of July blowout will cost taxpayers until it's over
  • Trump is holding a massive July 4 military parade — here's what it looked like the last time Washington hosted one

SEE ALSO: Watch the military aircraft that flew over Trump's July 4 extravaganza

Continue Reading