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.
More than 51,000 Military Times readers have expressed their views on President Donald Trump's parade request.
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 year in Paris.
Some lawmakers have panned the idea.