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Trump's 4th of July "A Salute to America" depletes DC's anti-terrorism fund because of unpaid bills from Inauguration

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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.

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Rogue   
Just now, OILERMAN said:

Of course he’s not paying

 

He never pays 

Yeah, but he's rich, so he gets a pass, right?  

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OILERMAN   
Just now, Rogue said:

Yeah, but he's rich, so he gets a pass, right?  

Honestly at this point I’m not even sure why nothing he does matters

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Rogue   
Just now, Downtown said:

Its comical he's stiffing cops all across the country!!!! 

That's not comical.  Watching his followers defend him is, though.  

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Rogue   
1 minute ago, OILERMAN said:

Honestly at this point I’m not even sure why nothing he does matters

Partisan politics.  I told you guys before got elected that if he did his apologists would make Bush apologists look like amateurs.   It was always going to be this way. 

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Tull   

"The Post said the use of the funds was confirmed by two unnamed individuals familiar with the agreement."

Man that was easy!

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https://www.yahoo.com/news/trumps-july-fourth-celebration-cost-215505531.html

 

Trump's dog and pony show cost over 3.7 million dollars and depleted funds from the city and the national park service. What a clusterfuck. Nobody is very happy about it except the donald. It cost the military budget $1.2 mil and the national park service $2.5 mil.

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Omar   
2 hours ago, JakePA_Titan said:

They could always reallocate some of that 200 billion for illegals. But I'm sure they won't.....

They could, and that is a really great try at a deflection, but that does not answer why your god just never pays his bills. 

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