•   
  •   
  •   

PoliticsTrump Campaign Has Almost $1 Million In Unpaid Public Safety Costs

13:05  14 june  2019
13:05  14 june  2019 Source:   newsweek.com

Denver sheriff's deputy arrested on drug trafficking charges

Denver sheriff's deputy arrested on drug trafficking charges A Denver Sheriff Department deputy and a known felon who she had a relationship with have been indicted on federal drug charges of distributing cocaine and methamphetamine from their Lakewood apartment, according to the US Department of Justice. 

President Donald Trump has long touted his affection for the nation's police forces and has often referred to himself as the "law and order president," but his campaign has racked up nearly $ 1 million in unpaid public - safety costs for his rallies, with some debts going all the way back to 2016.

Trump hides behind, the flag, Patriotism,Police, Military and Melania skirts in public words only. To selfish to care.

Trump Campaign Has Almost $1 Million In Unpaid Public Safety Costs© Getty/Chip Somodevilla U.S. President Donald Trump presents Senior Officer Carlos Plascencia and his fellow officers from the Azusa and Irwindale, California, police departments with the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House May 22, 2019 in Washington, DC.

President Donald Trump has long touted his affection for the nation's police forces and has often referred to himself as the "law and order president," but his campaign has racked up nearly $1 million in unpaid public-safety costs for his rallies, with some debts going all the way back to 2016.

Invoices from ten cities — including El Paso, Texas; Mesa, Arizona; Erie, Pennsylvania; and Green Bay, Wisconsin — show that the president and his campaign still owe local police and fire departments large sums of money for providing him with protection during his various rallies over the last three years.

Trump says 2020 campaign launch is 'hottest' ticket of all his rallies

Trump says 2020 campaign launch is 'hottest' ticket of all his rallies President Trump on Wednesday bragged about the high ticket demand for his upcoming Florida rally, saying it looks to be the "hottest" ticket out of all his campaign events. In a tweet, the president said the June 18 event in Orlando, where he will officially launch his 2020 campaign, already has 74,000 requests for the 20,000-seat arena. "With all of the big events that we have done, this ticket looks to be the 'hottest' of them all. See you in Florida!" he tweeted Wednesday. Wow! Just got word that our June 18th, Tuesday, ANNOUNCEMENT in Orlando, Florida, already has 74,000 requests for a 20,000 seat Arena.

Trump ’s campaign likewise ignored Lebanon officials’ follow-up reminders to cover the sum — one rich enough to fund the entire police force for nearly two The bill remains unpaid . “There’s a lot of benefit when a president comes here: economic benefits, more visibility for our community,” Lebanon Mayor

In fact, Trump left a trail of unpaid bills totaling 1,000 in at least 12 cities since 2016. That’s according to the Center for Public Integrity, which tracks campaign spending, and found there are no set rules for who Newsweek: Trump Campaign Has Almost $ 1 M In Unpaid Public Safety Costs .

Not all cities entered into formal agreements with the president and some deployed their own forces as necessary, according to an investigation by the Center for Public Integrity.

The group found one case in Lebanon, Ohio, from October where the president began his rally by asking a cheering crowd if they "love law enforcement or what?" The president later called the local police force "heroes" before adding a hearty, "thank you, law enforcement!" His campaign has still not paid the city the invoice of $16,191 despite a follow-up notification.

"There's a lot of benefit when a president comes here: economic benefits, more visibility for our community," Lebanon Mayor Amy Brewer told the CPI. "But I would hope and believe the Trump campaign would pay its bills. It's our taxpayer dollars."

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

Trump still owes D.C. $7 million in inauguration costs as he plans July Fourth gala City officials were forced to cover a shortfall with money from a special security fund.

The Trump administration has not publicly stated the cost of the president's event, though the Post estimates that the .5 million from the Park Service Trump Campaign Has Almost $ 1 Million In Unpaid Public Safety Costs . Related Stories. 4th of July Fireworks and Events in Washington, D.C

Reports show the Trump campaign has , at best, a mixed record on paying back the cities that host its rallies. But the campaign has reportedly failed to pay back invoices for police and other public safety services in numerous cities, some of which are years old.

Overall, cities are asking for at least $841,219 from the president. But some say if there was no legal agreement with these cities, his campaign is not obligated to pay them. In some cases, the Secret Service did request these services.

"The fiscal impact on local governments, especially during campaign seasons in critical vote states or communities, can be significant," Richard Myers, executive director of the Major Cities Chiefs Association and former police chief for several cities, including Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Newport News, Virginia, told CPI. "When one considers how much money campaigns raise and spend, it does not seem unreasonable to expect some degree of reimbursement for such demands for service."

The largest outstanding bill is from El Paso, Texas for $470,417. Beto O'Rourke, who had a rally in the West Texas city on the same date as Trump paid his full debt of $28,630 off before the bill was due. After Trump missed payment on his bill, the city sent him a sternly worded warning.

Trump insists he's polling ahead of Democratic 'Motley Crew'

Trump insists he's polling ahead of Democratic 'Motley Crew' Trump last week denied the existence of a set of damaging "phony polls.”

( Trump has twice incorrectly said this has already happened.) ( Trump has criticized Secretary of State John F. Kerry, who was injured while riding a bicycle amid the Iran negotiations.) Americans will have “great health care at a fraction of the cost .” Trump plans to call Congress into a special session

Trump 's campaign likewise ignored Lebanon officials' follow-up reminders to cover the sum — one rich enough to fund the entire police force for nearly two The bill remains unpaid . "There's a lot of benefit when a president comes here: economic benefits, more visibility for our community," Lebanon Mayor

"Failure to pay your past due balance or to make acceptable payment arrangement within 30 days from the date of this notice (May 23) may result in your account being charged a one-time collection fee of 21 percent on your gross account receivable balance," wrote an El Paso's official.

Michael Glassner, chief operating officer for the Trump campaign, suggested to ABC News at the time that El Paso may have overcharged the campaign, and that they were looking into it. "Since 2015, the Trump Campaign has held nearly 550 rallies all over the country, and this invoice is roughly 10 times the amount that a locality generally asks to be reimbursed," Glassner said. "We are reviewing it." But that does not explain the other outstanding debts.

"I'm hopeful they'll pay. I'm hopeful they'll do what's right. People that don't pay their bills — that's a character integrity issue," El Paso Mayor Dee Margo told CPI.

Related Articles

  • Sarah Sanders for Governor of Arkansas? Trump Urges Press Secretary to Run After White House Exit
  • Bernie Sanders and Legal Experts Say Kellyanne Conway Must Be Fired After Recommendation From Federal Office
  • Sarah Sanders to Leave White House, Donald Trump Announces in Unexpected Tweet

Sign up to our newsletter and get Newsweek stories delivered to your e-mail

Read More

Campaign manager predicts Trump could flip three states Clinton took in 2016.
President Trump's 2020 campaign manager said the president would win a second term in an "electoral landslide" if the election were held today and predicted that Trump would win multiple swing states, including three he lost in 2016. Brad Parscale told CBS News that the president would win Georgia, Texas, North Carolina, Florida, South Carolina, New Hampshire, New Mexico and Nevada if the election were held this week.New Hampshire, New

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

usr: 8
This is interesting!