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Tue Oct 8, 2019, 06:46 PM

Unpaid bills pile up in Trump rallies' wake

Source: Politico

By ANITA KUMAR and QUINT FORGEY
10/08/2019 06:21 PM EDT

Donald Trump has raised record amounts of money as a presidential candidate. But heís still left a slew of unpaid bills in his wake.

In city after city, across the nation, Trump has failed to pay local officials who provide thousands of dollarsí worth of security assistance to the presidentís campaign during his Make America Great Again rallies.

In total, at least 10 cities have complained that the campaign has not reimbursed them for services provided by local police and fire departments, totaling more than $840,000, according to a study by the Center for Public Integrity in June.
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Minneapolis may find itself next on the list after the president picked a fight with the cityís mayor on Tuesday.

Read more: https://www.politico.com/news/2019/10/08/trump-rallies-unpaid-bills-039631

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Reply Unpaid bills pile up in Trump rallies' wake (Original post)
swag Tuesday OP
COLGATE4 Tuesday #1
politicaljunkie41910 Tuesday #6
steventh Tuesday #2
DeminPennswoods Tuesday #9
steventh Tuesday #10
DeminPennswoods Tuesday #12
msongs Tuesday #3
EarthFirst Tuesday #5
ChazInAz Wednesday #19
IronLionZion Tuesday #4
beachbumbob Tuesday #7
MissMillie Tuesday #8
not_the_one Tuesday #16
riversedge Tuesday #11
DeminPennswoods Tuesday #13
Hermit-The-Prog Tuesday #14
SCVDem Tuesday #15
amcgrath Wednesday #17
smirkymonkey Friday #22
rainin Wednesday #18
proud patriot Wednesday #20
durablend Thursday #21
spiderpig Friday #23

Response to swag (Original post)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 06:47 PM

1. That's what he always does in order to be able to stiff

vendors. Pick a fight and then use that as an excuse not to pay his bills. Classic Trump "art of the deal".

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Response to COLGATE4 (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 07:25 PM

6. That's how he rolls. By now, every Mayor of every City should know that.

He doesn't pay his bills and he looks for reasons to justify not paying. If he doesn't pre-pay for his rallies, then the venue should lock him and his base out. He brags about how much he's brought in fundraising (although he's surely lying, because that is what he does) and vendors end up being responsible for any shortcomings when he doesn't pay. MAGA my a$$.

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Response to swag (Original post)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 06:54 PM

2. Trump campaign is required to pre-pay for security of Thursday's rally in Mpls.

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Response to steventh (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 07:44 PM

9. Note the Target Center is run by commercial firm

They're the ones requiring Trump to pre-pay, not the city.

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Reply #9)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 07:57 PM

10. The bill for security is from the city

The city billed the Target Center which, in turn, billed Trump. Trump's swindling has become well known enough so that pre-payment for security is required for this week's event.

City officials told the Target Center, which is managed by AEG, that it would be responsible for paying the costs. The center then allegedly tried to pass the bill on to Trumpís team and told them they would not be able to use the arena unless they agreed to the charges.


Will Trump pay up? It'll be interesting to see how this unfolds.

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Response to steventh (Reply #10)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 08:01 PM

12. I read that differently as the city told AEG they

were responsible for paying the security bill. AEG turned around and sent an estimated pre-bill to the Trump campaign. But I suppose this is a distinction without a difference.

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Response to swag (Original post)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 07:06 PM

3. cities should quit providing security. let trumpco hire its own private security nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 07:13 PM

5. Double-edged sword...

As much contempt I have for many law enforcement agencies; they are at least minimally vetted locally by taxpayers.

Private security firms hired by Trump engaging in lockdowns of city streets is not a precedent Iím willing to entertain.

It sure is awful that city after city is being stiffed on the bills; however the alternative is fucking scary...

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Response to EarthFirst (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 01:00 PM

19. I think of Altamont.

When the Rolling Stones hired Hell's Angels for security.

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Response to swag (Original post)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 07:11 PM

4. Soon he'll have legal bill piling up

and then he can use those campaign funds for lawyers and then be charged for campaign finance violations too

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Response to swag (Original post)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 07:41 PM

7. No one forces the location to have trump rallies, seems a mute point

considering trump bilking everyone. Just gotta say no, not that hard to do.

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Response to swag (Original post)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 07:43 PM

8. He's saving the campaign funds to pay

hush money to the next group of women he sleeps with.

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Response to MissMillie (Reply #8)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 11:38 PM

16. He is saving the money to keep as his, when he flees the country

Saudi Arabia would be a good bet.

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Response to swag (Original post)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 07:57 PM

11. Trump has no respect for the workers who have to protect him. Shame on him

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Response to swag (Original post)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 08:04 PM

13. Trump campaign is trying to foist payment off on the Secret Service,

according the Politico story, but, iirc, the campaign is supposed to reimburse the government for services provided during campaign rallies.

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Response to swag (Original post)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 10:03 PM

14. indict and imprison the piker

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Response to swag (Original post)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 10:19 PM

15. Provide the bare minimum.

No need to overdo it

Everyone loves him. Let him meet his public up close.

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Response to swag (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 12:07 AM

17. People need to understand how this works

An unpaid police bill means a budget shortfall. It means fewer officers on the street. Fewer officers investigating crime, case dropped prematurely as departments cut overtime hours and try to cut corners.

And that is before you factor in the widely proven fact that violent and racist crime spikes for a while after a Trump visit.

Trump visits represent a loss to the community. A reduction in safety. His visits should be welcomed with the same enthusiasm as the plague.

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Response to amcgrath (Reply #17)

Fri Oct 11, 2019, 01:38 PM

22. +1000

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Response to swag (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 05:33 AM

18. Cities should estimate the cost and then charge attendees.

Imagine a trump supporter paying $50 or $100 to attend his rally. LOL

No one would go. Perfect justice.

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Response to swag (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 05:43 PM

20. We need billboards in these towns/cities

showing the money owed and the cuts being made because of lack of payment

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Response to swag (Original post)

Thu Oct 10, 2019, 10:25 AM

21. The base adores him for this

"STICK IT TO DA MAN *AND* TEH LIBS!"

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Response to swag (Original post)

Fri Oct 11, 2019, 01:54 PM

23. I've been onto this jerk for over 30 years

He complains and moans about other countries not paying their share for defense while he stiffs workers on his crappy hotels.

I loathe this creature with every fiber of my being.

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