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Fri Jun 14, 2019, 11:14 AM

Trump still owes D.C. $7 million in inauguration costs as he plans July Fourth gala

Source: WaPo

President Trumpís speech at the Lincoln Memorial on the Fourth of July is expected to drive up security costs for an annual event that draws hundreds of thousands of visitors to the nationís capital.

But the president has still not fully paid the bill for the last time he addressed a massive crowd on the Mall: His 2017 inauguration.

The Trump administration and Congress owe D.C. more than $7 million in expenses from Trumpís inauguration, according to federal and city financial records. The total cost of the four-day celebration, which culminated with a parade and gathering of roughly 600,000 people on the Mall, was $27.3 million.

As a result, the District has been forced to dip into a special fund that covers annual security costs for protecting the city from terrorist threats and hosting other events such as demonstrations, state funerals and the visits of foreign dignitaries. That fund, which for years was adequately replenished by federal dollars, is now on track to enter the red by this fall, records show.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-politics/trump-still-owes-dc-7-million-in-inauguration-costs-as-he-plans-july-fourth-gala/2019/06/13/c55565b6-8df5-11e9-8f69-a2795fca3343_story.html?utm_term=.d36eb9b02d06

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Reply Trump still owes D.C. $7 million in inauguration costs as he plans July Fourth gala (Original post)
demmiblue Jun 2019 OP
titaniumsalute Jun 2019 #1
Doitnow Jun 2019 #29
JDC Jun 2019 #2
Botany Jun 2019 #3
underpants Jun 2019 #8
FakeNoose Jun 2019 #12
Eugene Jun 2019 #4
PatSeg Jun 2019 #5
Botany Jun 2019 #6
PatSeg Jun 2019 #19
Botany Jun 2019 #20
PatSeg Jun 2019 #21
underpants Jun 2019 #7
MFGsunny Jun 2019 #9
TruckFump Jun 2019 #10
jmowreader Jun 2019 #25
TruckFump Jun 2019 #26
Flaleftist Jun 2019 #11
riversedge Jun 2019 #13
duforsure Jun 2019 #14
Doitnow Jun 2019 #15
friend of m and j Jun 2019 #22
Doitnow Jun 2019 #33
keithbvadu2 Jun 2019 #16
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jun 2019 #17
stuffmatters Jun 2019 #18
NoMoreRepugs Jun 2019 #27
KY_EnviroGuy Jun 2019 #23
treestar Jun 2019 #24
Paladin Jun 2019 #28
Doitnow Jun 2019 #30
stuffmatters Jun 2019 #31
Doitnow Jun 2019 #32

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Jun 14, 2019, 11:19 AM

1. The City of DC should tell them to fuck off

until they pay their old bill.

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Response to titaniumsalute (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 02:17 PM

29. Plus an advance on the bill to come.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Jun 14, 2019, 11:19 AM

2. The king of debt

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Jun 14, 2019, 11:20 AM

3. Didn't the Trump Inaugural Committee bring in a record amount of money?

So shouldn't they have had enough money to cover the costs of the security?
It is not like Trump and company pocketed and or grifted the money.

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Response to Botany (Reply #3)

Fri Jun 14, 2019, 11:32 AM

8. Look, Lee Greenwood don't come cheap

We do know that they paid two of Melaniaís friends a nice chunk but we donít what if anything they did.

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Response to Botany (Reply #3)

Fri Jun 14, 2019, 11:58 AM

12. Sure they did, but that money has been grifted already

Now Uncle Sam foots the bill for everything Chump does, including playing golf twice per week.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Jun 14, 2019, 11:21 AM

4. Shocking...NOT!

They raised a mountain of cash, and Dump still stiffs the suppliers. Too bad D.C. can't refuse his 4th of July ego trip unless he pays up.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Jun 14, 2019, 11:22 AM

5. What the hell happened

to all that money that was raised for the inauguration? As I recall, it was a record amount, over $100 million. Yet to this day, no one knows how it was spent. Then to find out Trump still owes money for the inauguration??? Guess I shouldn't be surprised.

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #5)

Fri Jun 14, 2019, 11:24 AM

6. Trump & company brought in over $100 million for the inauguration

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Response to Botany (Reply #6)

Fri Jun 14, 2019, 04:44 PM

19. Its interesting

that so many unpaid Trump bills are showing up in the news the last couple of days. What a creepy fraud.

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #19)

Fri Jun 14, 2019, 05:09 PM

20. Trump has a 30 year history of being a deadbeat

On his hotels, casino, Trump University, Trump the magazine, Trump airlines, catering, contractors, architects, HVAC, the of jobs his Scottish golf course was gonna make... Trump said 2,000 but it turned out to be less than 100 with most of them being caddies ... painters, and on and on.

Hell the son of a bitch came to N. E. Ohio and told the auto workers not sell their homes because the GM plant would be safe and then got into a trade war that helped to shut the plant down.

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Response to Botany (Reply #20)

Fri Jun 14, 2019, 07:38 PM

21. Yes

That has been the way Trump has functioned his entire adult life. He never pays for anything if he absolutely doesn't have to and he exaggerates or lies about everything. I just find it interesting that so many stories about his campaign not paying bills are coming out at the same time. Of course, anyone who is surprised hasn't been paying attention.

Each day, I am newly amazed at what a horrible, rotten person he is.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Jun 14, 2019, 11:30 AM

7. Hold on. 600,000?

I donít think so

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Jun 14, 2019, 11:35 AM

9. Deadbeat Donnie. STILL. n/t

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Jun 14, 2019, 11:39 AM

10. LOL...get a judgment and...

...execute on Mara Loco!

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Response to TruckFump (Reply #10)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 12:15 PM

25. I want Trump Tower Fifth Avenue instead

I understand itís going to cost millions to get the rats and roaches out, but the City needs more rent-controlled housing.

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #25)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 12:21 PM

26. LOL....

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Jun 14, 2019, 11:39 AM

11. The only entities guaranteed to get paid in full and on time

by the Trump Administration/Trump campaign are those owned by Donald Trump.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Jun 14, 2019, 12:08 PM

13. Trumps --appearance on the Mall is expected to bring with it a host of new security expenses

I and my family have watch lots of DC 4th celebrations. Now Trump has to ruin it IMHO. damn


.......The fund could go even further into the hole as warm weather brings more demonstrators and other public gatherings to the nationís capital ó and as the city potentially deals with new costs stemming from Trumpís address to the nation on July 4.

The presidentís appearance on the Mall is expected to bring with it a host of new security expenses and logistical headaches, requiring security for his movements and potentially cutting off visitorsí access to nearby Metro stations.

No estimate has been produced of the added costs, though National Park Service spokesman Mike Litterst said security expenses would be shared by the White House, Park Service and U.S. Park Police.

Norton said the federal governmentís failure to repay the city for millions in inauguration costs is one more reason Washingtonians should be leery of Trumpís involvement in the Independence Day celebration.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Jun 14, 2019, 12:49 PM

14. Anyone not getting paid before services

Will not be paid by this con artist.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Jun 14, 2019, 01:18 PM

15. Didn't I read recently that Donny has been stiffing many municipalities for services for when

he's had rallies. How about future venues refusing to have him come unless he puts up money first? What a creep!

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Response to Doitnow (Reply #15)

Fri Jun 14, 2019, 10:35 PM

22. you are right on about Donnie stiffing the municipalities. My son-in-law recently went to work with

The Center For Public Integrity as a investigative reporter. Yesterday they published in partnership with NBC News and CNBC a story reported that at least 10 cities have been waiting for President Trump to pay police costs for his political rallies. All combined, the bills total over $800,000, a new Center for Public Integrity investigation reveals.

You can read the whole story at the link, but here are few excerpts that show Trumps hypocrisy and his robbing the taxpayers of those cities by making them pay for the expenses of his campaign rallies. If I am not mistaken it is just another example of him breaking the campaign finance laws that are so much in the news right now.

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ďDo we love law enforcement or what?Ē President Donald Trump asked a cheering crowd during his ďMake America Great AgainĒ political rally Oct. 12 in Lebanon, Ohio.

ďThank you, law enforcement!Ē the president later told officers, who he called ďheroes.Ē

But when Lebanon City Hall sent Trumpís campaign a $16,191 invoice for police and other public safety costs associated with his event, Trump didnít respond. Trumpís campaign likewise ignored Lebanon officialsí follow-up reminders to cover the sum ó one rich enough to fund the entire police force for nearly two days in this modest city of 21,000, between Dayton and Cincinnati.

The bill remains unpaid.

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The red ink Trump poured on Lebanonís thin blue line is no anomaly.

At least nine other city governments ó from Mesa, Arizona, to Erie, Pennsylvania ó are still waiting for Trump to pay public safety-related invoices theyíve sent his presidential campaign committee in connection with his political rallies, according to interviews with local officials and municipal records obtained by the Center for Public Integrity.

Some invoices are three years old. In all, city governments say Trumpís campaign owes them at least $841,219.
**
The election is a long way off and when the word gets out to other cities that Trump is running the govt. just like he did when he became notorious for not paying his bills when he was running his private companies his options for venues to conduct his rallies may get very limited.

[link:https://publicintegrity.org/federal-politics/donald-trump-police-cities-bills-maga-rallies/?utm_source=Watchdog&utm_campaign=50db2a9183-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_03_05_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_ffd1d0160d-50db2a9183-103414509&mc_cid=50db2a9183&mc_eid=5fe6cb472e|

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Response to friend of m and j (Reply #22)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 11:00 PM

33. This ought to be publicized all over the country. About time the creep in chief should be treated

like the criminal he is!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Jun 14, 2019, 01:38 PM

16. 'Deadbeat' indicates character.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100212188643

ABC board rules against Trump -- he may lose his liquor license for Trump DC Hotel

'Deadbeat' indicates character.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Jun 14, 2019, 02:00 PM

17. Fucking deadbeat

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Jun 14, 2019, 04:24 PM

18. House Dems should pass a "Trump Pay Your Bills" Resolution and get max publicity on this.

DC and American Taxpayers are not Deutsche Bank. $7 million dollars is a gigantic debt going unpaid for two years plus. DC should not be required to grant Trump further credit without this balance paid in full and millions in collateral put up for his July 4th Liefest. It's the responsibility of the House Oversight Committee to protect DC from such a colossal financial burden.

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Response to stuffmatters (Reply #18)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 12:25 PM

27. I like it!!!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 05:59 AM

23. This is how Repugs around the U.S. get away with cutting government services.

Overspend just because you can and/or run up debt, then cry wolf and cut services.

And cut taxes for the rich.......

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 06:35 AM

24. Do he or his spawn ever pay anyone for anything?

Maybe that is why they are "rich." Brings to mind that Beavis and Butthead bought drinks for everyone in Ireland and just didn't pay.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 01:32 PM

28. Lots of "Impeach Trump!" signs available, online.

For those of you planning on attending, and hopefully ruining, trump's asswipe of a July 4 celebration.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 02:23 PM

30. Time to start putting liens on trump properties!!!!! Just a few thousand on each one so he can't

sell any of them.

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Response to Doitnow (Reply #30)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 05:12 PM

31. Excellent. Wouldn't liens also prevent Trump from getting "loans" out of/against them.

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Response to stuffmatters (Reply #31)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 10:56 PM

32. Sounds about right.

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