How Much Will the Inauguration Cost

WASHINGTON — Officials are putting the final touches on what will be nearly a week of celebrations for Donald J. Trump’s inauguration as president on Friday. But pomp and circumstance does not come cheap.

Here’s a peek at the dollars and cents behind the events in Washington.

How much will it cost?

The price of Inauguration Day and the week leading up to it could top $200 million, based on the cost of inaugurations past and estimates by officials planning the week’s events. Costs could fluctuate depending on the weather on Inauguration Day and the size of the crowd that turns out.

Who foots the bill?

In bureaucratic terms, the costs are shared by the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies, the Presidential Inaugural Committee, the federal government, and state and local governments.

Put more simply: Private donors and taxpayers split the bill.

What is the Presidential Inaugural Committee, and where does it get its money?

The committee comprises friends and loyal donors of Mr. Trump’s. With a staff of several hundred people, it plans all of the eye-catching events of the week, including inaugural balls, a concert on the eve of the swearing-in, and a series of private dinners for the president and his incoming administration. The group then raises money from private donors to cover the costs.

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  • cheetah

    Why the bellyaching? Not a peep the 2 times bamiboy inaugurated. Grow-up!!

    • The Redman

      Get a flea dip. hair-ball. hahhahahahhaah

  • M.A.Rue

    “and an inaugural luncheon (with Congress) that will follow.” Heard on tonight’s news, Trump wants to skip the luncheon so he can get to work that afternoon. So save a few bucks & cancel the lunch. Why would he even want to eat with these people, many of whom have trashed him for the past 18 months & are acting like a-holes grilling his cabinet picks with questions not even related to the positions they will hold.

    • The Redman

      U’re an idiot. trump-ah-hump U raw. nut-rue. hahahahahahahaha

  • Stikit

    That is as much as Obuma’s vacations…Who deserves the money more? President Trump! Of course…Obuma, owes us a refund!!

    • WVF

      From what I’ve read, the Oblablas spent upwards of $3 billion over the eight years.

      • The Redman

        From what I know. U’re a hater. hahahahhhaahh

        • Stikit

          From what I know…you’re mama want’s you to go back into the trash bin where she left you!

          • The Redman

            And all dat U “know” comes from a inbred point of view. aaahhahahahahahaahhaha. stikit in yo no good tramp mama

    • The Redman

      U’ve stole lots of those, huh.

  • VirgoVince

    Whatever the cost, it’ll be WELL WORTH it to have a REAL AMERICAN President, who LOVES America and Americans!!

    • Girlie58

      Absolutely! Very obvious comparison between the two.

    • WVF

      Amen! Amen!

      • The Redman

        trump-ah-hump U pinkies. hahahahahhahahah

    • The Redman

      Stupid suck-boy. hahhaahahhahahahahaha. go fish, vinnie

      • rjet43

        shut up fagot!!

        • The Redman

          U R A super loser. reject43. hahahhaahahahahah

          • rjet43

            wow took both of your brain cells to come up with that huh!

          • The Redman

            Yo mama is a “faggot” tramp who will do anything 4 meth. inbred-reject. white-folks-98%- ruined america. hahhahahahhahahahhah

  • Beiletti

    Should have done a closer investigation on what the empty suit negotiated with Iran and the our money that he gave to them!!!!!!!!

  • voncile fullwood

    are they bellyaching that Obama is throwing himself a farewell party?No! at the taxpayer’s expense and hiring some of the most expensive elites Hollywood has and their so call singers that big money Beyonce.Usher,and so on

    • The Redman

      Y do tramps like U, whine so much. do U do dat while on ya back hustling. hahahhaahhaahahahh

  • Cecil Keeler Jr.

    200 Million Humm Almost as much as Obama;s last two VACATIONS!

    • The Redman

      Better stay off ya face so much. C-seal. hahhahahahahah

  • Joseph Dinh

    It’s worthy if he does good job. He’s billionaire, too!

    • The Redman

      Stupid immigrant

  • WVF

    I have little doubt that Donald Trump’s inauguration will be any more costly than Oblabla’s, so what! In the grand scheme of things $200 million is chump change. Oblabla has been giving terrorists $billions!

  • The Redman

    trunp-ah-hump america in 2 Hell and high water while his stupid pinkies followers whine, hahahahhahahahahaha

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  • rjet43

    i think President Trump should not walk, to many crazy people out there, he should wave from his car!

  • Ron C

    Not even close to the Barak & Moochelle’s vacation cost…

  • Terry

    I keep hearing that Trump is causing everything to be streamlined and cost a ton less than Hillary’s would have been! Great Job President Trump! God is a Good God and His Blessings are already coming back to America! Wooo hooo! Go God! Even our unborn babies can rejoice once more! No Greater time to be a Proud Patriot, Vietnam Era Veteran, Legal Citizen and Christian in America. And to add to our Joy the Inaguration is landing on the Jewish Sabbath! Praise God from whom all Blessings Flow! - 2015 | Privacy Policy