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Trump’s inauguration was expensive, and US taxpayers paid for a big part of it

By Hannah Yi
Published Last updated This article is more than 2 years old.

The US inauguration is not a cheap affair. There are parades and pageantry, luncheons and VIP dinners, and of course, plenty of security. American taxpayers paid for a good chunk of the bill, but so did private donations that were raised by Trump’s inaugural committee.

We sorted through news reports to figure out who pays for what. Watch our video to see how much inaugurations are estimated to cost.

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