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.”
….In fact, the “Cops For Trump” T-shirt Web Site CRASHED because of incredible volume, but is now back up and running. Proceeds go to the Police Union Charities. See you on Thursday night in Minneapolis!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 8, 2019
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.
The arena in Minneapolis is fully approved. Looking forward to seeing you Thursday. It is going to be huge! pic.twitter.com/7fjF41gyoD
— Brad Parscale (@parscale) October 8, 2019
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.