Trump Isn’t Paying The Bills After He Holds Rallies and That Almost Cost Him a Rally in Minnesota

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President Donald Trump is famous for not paying his bills; there are decades of stories on times that he dodged paying for some expense that he thought he could get away with. Before the election in 2016, the Wall Street Journal published an extensive history of the times when he left bills unpaid.

His habit of dodging his bills has eventually found its way into the presidency when a Minneapolis arena tried to stick a check to the Trump campaign before an upcoming rally.

Trump ranted online about the city of Minneapolis and saying that its mayor is “doing everything possible to stifle free speech despite a record sell-out crowd at the Target Center.”

Trump’s rally is costing the city of Minneapolis a whopping $530,000 in security, according to a Washington Post report.

But, after Trump’s Twitter fit, the arena backed off. Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale said, “The Target Center has backed off canceling the contract, which means President Trump’s Keep America Great rally will go on as scheduled. Consistent with our original agreement with the venue, the Trump campaign has not agreed to pay any additional funds.”

It’s still unclear who will be stuck with the bill for the extra security needed for the rally.

A study by the Center for Public Integrity found that ten cities have complained about the Trump campaign leaving behind unpaid bills. Some of those bills went unpaid for years.

And it’s not just the Trump campaign that’s trying to skirt around forking over the cash for their expenses. A Trump resort in Scotland is also being accused of refusing to pay its bills after a lengthy legal battle with the Scottish government over whether a wind farm could be put up near the coast where the golf course is located.

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General Confusion
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With almost $57 million in cash-on-hand, he can afford to pay his bills. It’s not that confusing.

WellHungChad
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Interesting. After the Democrat mayor of Minneapolis gets called out for overcharging for security detail by about 5x, they backed down I guess the voice of the people was finally listened to! As far as DJT not paying his bills, I don’t either,bwhen I don’t owe money or am charged for shoddy work. DJT has fulfilled, or is working toward, all of his obligations that he made before I voted for him. I can’t say that about any other politician I’ve ever voted for. I held my nose as I voted for him but am now proud that he’s MY… Read more »

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