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Sun Jun 16, 2019, 04:44 PM

TRUMP'S JULY 4 GALA TO DRAIN SECURITY COSTS FROM SPECIAL FUND BECAUSE HE HASN'T PAID HIS LAST BILL

https://www.newsweek.com/trump-july-4-gala-drain-security-costs-special-fund-1444088

President Donald Trump's Fourth of July speech will drain money from a security source used to protect the nation's capital from terrorist threats because he still has not paid the full bill from his inauguration.

The Washington Post reported that the Trump administration and Congress still have not paid the District over $7 million in fees from the 2017 inauguration, which was the last time Trump held a large event at the National Mall. To pay for the Fourth of July event, which White House officials have named "A Salute to America," the District will have to pull money from a fund devoted to hosting state funerals and foreign dignitary visits, as well as protecting the city from terrorist threats. The financial strain caused by Trump's speech is expected to push the fund over budget.

The Post article comes after the Center for Public Integrity released a report saying that, despite Trump's frequent laudation of police, he had not paid at least 10 cities for the public-safety costs of his rallies. In Lebanon, Ohio, Trump asked his crowd "Do we love law enforcement or what?"

But the president's campaign did not respond to an invoice totaling nearly $16,200 in public safety costs deriving from the event—a small sum compared to the $841,219 that cities are requesting from the president. While the report noted that Trump may not be legally obligated to pay, as the campaign and city governments didn't conclude written contracts, critics have used the outstanding fees to note Trump's legacy of avoiding payments.

Since Trump entered the presidential race, news reports have documented Trump's extensive history of refusing to pay his bills and called into question the president's touted negotiation skills.

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Reply TRUMP'S JULY 4 GALA TO DRAIN SECURITY COSTS FROM SPECIAL FUND BECAUSE HE HASN'T PAID HIS LAST BILL (Original post)
CousinIT Jun 2019 OP
RKP5637 Jun 2019 #1
ProudLib72 Jun 2019 #2
monmouth4 Jun 2019 #3
C_U_L8R Jun 2019 #4
malaise Jun 2019 #5
jmowreader Jun 2019 #8
malaise Jun 2019 #9
riversedge Jun 2019 #6
Doitnow Jun 2019 #7

Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 04:48 PM

1. F!!! They should just shut it down. Why don't people stand up to this thug! n/t

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 04:54 PM

2. Ummm, I guess "Lock him up" isn't going to work

That's what usually happens when someone doesn't make good on a bill they owe.

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 05:13 PM

3. No permits issued until bills paid. Easy peasy, and be firm about it. n/t

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 05:14 PM

4. Congress needs to shut this deadbeat down

Fuck his vainglorious party in honor of himself. We should not be paying for such stupidity.

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 05:34 PM

5. When does this shit stop?

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Response to malaise (Reply #5)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 07:35 PM

8. Hopefully January 20, 2021

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Thanks for the catch.

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #8)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 07:39 PM

9. 21

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 06:37 PM

6. .... he had not paid at least 10 cities for the public-safety costs of his rallies. ....

CHEAP TRUMP


.............despite Trump's frequent laudation of police, he had not paid at least 10 cities for the public-safety costs of his rallies.

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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 07:33 PM

7. Gotta start putting liens on his property to pay his bills. A little bit on each one so that he

can't sell any of them. Isn't there anybody responsible for that. If I didn't pay my bills, a lien would be in my mail box in five seconds. Time to start warning any municipality he may be visiting. How about it, Democratic hopefuls? A good item in your next speech right in front of you. If somebody isn't paying their bills, guess who ends up doing it?????

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