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Mon Jun 10, 2019, 12:04 PM

TRUMP CAMPAIGN STILL HASN'T PAID $470K BILL FOR FEBRUARY MAGA RALLY IN EL PASO: REPORT

Donald Trump's campaign still hasn't paid an overdue $470,417.05 bill for the president's Make America Great Again rally that was held in El Paso in February.

Trump and former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke (D), who officially announced his 2020 presidential campaign in March, held two distinctly opposing rallies on the same February night in the Texas border city. Since the event ended, O'Rourke paid the entire amount $28,630.50 owed to the city before his bill was due on May 24. Meanwhile, Trump's campaign still owes El Paso $470,417.05, ABC News reported on Monday. The president's invoice was due on April 26, according to the 29-page document obtained by ABC-7.

The March 27 invoice, sent to Donald J. Trump for President, Inc., consisted of fees from six departments: $6,286.57 was owed to El Paso's Police Department, $60,630.84 to the Fire Department, $15,577.52 to Sun Metro, $6,286.57 to the Department of Aviation and $528 to the Health Department.
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Michael Glassner, chief operating officer for the Trump campaign, suggested El Paso has overcharged his team for the rally and said they are currently "reviewing" the invoice.

https://www.newsweek.com/trump-campaign-still-hasnt-paid-470k-bill-february-maga-rally-el-paso-report-1441972


It looks like the City of El Paso is going to get "Trumped".

(Sorry for the all caps title. Copied from website.)

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Reply TRUMP CAMPAIGN STILL HASN'T PAID $470K BILL FOR FEBRUARY MAGA RALLY IN EL PASO: REPORT (Original post)
Arkansas Granny Jun 10 OP
snowybirdie Jun 10 #1
TheBlackAdder Jun 10 #11
MontanaMama Jun 10 #2
Still In Wisconsin Jun 10 #3
Arkansas Granny Jun 10 #6
Still In Wisconsin Jun 10 #8
gratuitous Jun 10 #4
duforsure Jun 10 #5
panader0 Jun 10 #7
keithbvadu2 Jun 10 #9
Gothmog Jun 10 #10
infullview Jun 10 #12
Doitnow Jun 10 #13
JohnnyRingo Jun 10 #14
fierywoman Jun 10 #15
Eyeball_Kid Jun 10 #16
TeamPooka Jun 10 #17
KY_EnviroGuy Jun 10 #18
Mc Mike Jun 10 #19
jmowreader Jun 10 #20

Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 12:12 PM

1. Hey

Donnie doesn't have to pay all those brown city officials. They probably help immigrants get into his country!

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Response to snowybirdie (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 01:47 PM

11. Let the Texas Republican Party eat those expenses, since they're in bed with Trump down-ballot.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 12:16 PM

2. Grifter In Chief.

Is anyone surprised?

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 12:26 PM

3. Trump campaign will eventually say , "OK here's 20% of what we agreed to. Take it or leave it."

If they're lucky. Suckers.

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Response to Still In Wisconsin (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 12:38 PM

6. Maybe even less than 20%. They claim they were charged 10 times more than in other locales.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #6)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 12:50 PM

8. I'm sure someone signed a contract. But f@ck that, they're the Trumps. They pay what they want,

or not at all.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 12:35 PM

4. Trump's a deadbeat

Short, simple, accessible message that has the advantage of being 100% true.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 12:35 PM

5. Again trump shows what a corrupt criminal and serial liar he is

They signed the agreement , and now want to claim the charges aren't right, but trump overcharged the government for tons of things they've been forced to pay for at trump businesses. It doesn't matter what the charges are , they signed the agreement to pay their fee's, period, and will be charged more if they refuse to pay them soon. All vendors for his rally's should make him pre pay all fee's up front because of this. That's why the American bankers stopped loaning him money, he wouldn't pay it back. That's what crooks and con men do. He's probably billions in debt, with hidden accounts offshore and overseas.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 12:45 PM

7. I hope they have an air tight contract with penalties for late payment.

Like the one I have at Lowes and all of the suppliers I used when I
was contracting. I would get a small, maybe 5% discount for early
payment, then penalties at 30 days overdue and more at 60 and 90 days.
I always got the discount.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 01:14 PM

9. It doesn't matter. It's all profit.

It doesn't matter. It's all profit.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 01:22 PM

10. Who is surprised by this?

trump is a grifter who does not pay his bills

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 02:21 PM

12. Don't worry, tRump will make sure

the US taxpayers will somehow foot the bill for his BS rally.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 02:30 PM

13. Well, Texas, go ahead and vote Republicon again and you'll get more of the same!! No Sympathy here.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 02:30 PM

14. Negotiate down to $300k and a MAGA hat.

"It's better than nothing" is Trump's favorite barter term.

The campaign team was probably frustrated that taxpayers weren't somehow liable.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 02:38 PM

15. Wouldn't it be lovely if the locales for future tRump rallies learned from Austin

and demanded to be paid BEFORE the rally?

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 02:40 PM

16. This should be seen as advice for future municipalities when Trumpy comes calling

for setting up rallies: PAY IN ADVANCE or go somewhere else. Trumpy ENJOYS stiffing his creditors. Who doesn't get this yet?

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 02:42 PM

17. Comparing Beto's 28K bill and Trump's 470K bill as equal won't work here.

They say 6 depts bill campaign but 5 of them add up to 85K so what's the dept that charged 385K and for what?
I know Presidential security is higher but the EPPD bill is only 6K.
This does seem like a large bill in my experience in venue rentals/event promotion over the years.
As scandals go people already know Trump's a deadbeat and this one feels like it muddies the waters in his favor.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 03:14 PM

18. From an El Paso news outlet...

Beto O'Rourke pays bill for El Paso rally, Donald Trump still owes $470,000
Aaron Montes, El Paso Times Published 4:03 p.m. MT June 3, 2019

Link: https://www.elpasotimes.com/story/news/2019/06/03/donald-trump-rally-still-owes-el-paso-470-000/1329330001/

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But the Trump campaign remains quiet on when it intends to pay the city of El Paso. Trump's campaign did not immediately respond to questions by the El Paso Times.

"It shows a lack of concern for the community and the tax paying voters of El Paso," said city rep. Alexsandra Annello. "President Trump has in many ways, over the last year, put a financial burden on this community and has yet to show us the respect we deserve. It is clear that our borderland is not a priority of the president."

Shown there is the main invoice which shows the bulk of cost is for police coverage at $381,000.

Why the hell should cities struggling to provide crucial services pay the cost of political rallies?.... ........

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 06:21 PM

19. He's a deadbeat. Been one his entire life.

Sets a precedent for any Dem municipality to demand payment in full up front. If he refuses, tRump can do his own thing with zero support from the municipality's resources and assets.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 06:30 PM

20. I have a hard time feeling sorry for El Paso

By now, everyone in America should know the Number One Rule for dealing with Donald Trump: "Cash Up Front."

If that corksucker doesn't pay you in advance, there's a 50-50 chance he won't pay you at all and at least a 90 percent chance he won't pay in full.

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