EL PASO, TX — (06-03-19) — The Trump campaign is going through another scandal as the city of El Paso has sent Donald Trump’s reelection campaign several past due notices for a $470,000 rally bill.
Funny how the city of El Paso had no problem getting paid when Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke paid his bill to El Paso. Beto for America received an invoice from the city for $28,630. The campaign paid a deposit of $8,000 and settled the remainder of the bill on May 24 with a check dated a day before the invoice due date, according to El Paso city records.
El Paso charged Donald J. Trump for President Inc. $470,000 for his “Make America Great Again” rally that took place on Feb. 11. According to El Paso city records, the bill was due on April 24, but the Trump reelection campaign has yet to pay a dime. Charges included $381,000 for extra police and $61,000 for fire department services.
City of El Paso Rejects Trump Campaign Claims they Were Overcharged for Rally Security
EL Paso City Rep. Alexsandra Annello told the El Paso Times…“It shows a lack of concern for the community and the tax paying voters of El Paso. 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.” Annello told El Paso Times.
El Paso’s chief financial officer, Robert Cortinas, told ABC News: “As with any invoices we issue out, our expectation is to be paid for the services rendered. The city is fiscally responsible.”
The city has threatened the Trump Campaign with additional late payment penalties that could add up to an additional $100,000. Late penalties are probably something contributors aren’t thrilled to absorb.
If the Trump campaign does not pay the city of El Paso what they are due, the campaign be blocked from holding another campaign rally in the city until the debt is paid. We are sure to see his mouth pieces up in arms over such a threat.
The Trump campaign claims that they rae being overcharged. Michael Glassner, Trump Campaign CEO, told ABC News: “We are reviewing” the bill.
As every American knows, Donald J. Trump and his Trump Organization have a track record not paying bills and have been the target of several lawsuits in a bid to collect outstanding invoices and employee wages.
According to IRS records, the Trump Organization properties have declared bankruptcy six times.
Article by: Paul Goldberg, Staff Writer
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