Inauguration Facts and Figures
Presidential inaugurations have always been expensive, and experts estimate the cost of last week's inauguration of President Donald Trump and the accompanying celebrations to be anywhere between $175 million and $200 million. Here are some interesting facts:
- Republicans and Democrats spend about the same amount for each inaugural celebration when the costs are adjusted for inflation.
- Each year, critics lament the extraordinary cost.
- The cost of a Presidential inauguration is split between private donors and taxpayers.
- Events incorporated into the total cost of an inauguration include the swearing-in at the Capitol, the parade, official parties and dinners, inaugural balls, and security measures.
This Washington Post article summarizes inaugural events and their various price tags in a bit more detail…