EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — The marketing campaign to re-elect Donald Trump for President in 2019 nonetheless owes a debt to town of El Paso – the invoice is $560,000.
As the previous president and Texas Governor Greg Abbott ponder a location to go to alongside the U.S. Mexico border, El Paso County Choose Ricardo Samaniego proposes Trump include a examine.
“That he (Abbott) helps us gather the $560,000 that Trump owes from when he was right here on his marketing campaign that might be very nice if that’s one of many issues that we get,” Samaniego mentioned. “That we have now been making an attempt to achieve out to get the $560,000 from when he had his marketing campaign right here.”
Trump visited El Paso in February two years in the past for a marketing campaign cease that was rivaled by a dueling demonstration simply exterior the El Paso County Coliseum. Town of El Paso offered numerous providers of safety and transportation from Solar Metro for the president’s supporters as they left autos in distant parking tons.
Town initially charged the marketing campaign $470,417 for the providers. However after a set price was added to the invoice, the whole grew to become $560,000. The marketing campaign was charged $5,000 to make use of the Coliseum and made to pay up entrance.
“The Trump marketing campaign has not submitted any funds for this debt at the moment,” a metropolis assertion mentioned. “You may recall that on Nov. 23, 2020, the Metropolis Council unanimously took motion to rent the Legislation Places of work of Snapper L. Carr to advocate within the Metropolis’s curiosity within the assortment of the excellent invoices.”
Invoices present the Trump marketing campaign owes six metropolis of El Paso departments for reimbursement of providers. They’re the next:
- Division of Aviation price, $6,286.57
- Fireplace Division price, $60,630.84
- Well being Division price, $528
- Streets and Upkeep Division price, $6,452
- Solar Metro prices, $15,577.52
- Police Division prices, $380,942.12
However a report by the Center for Public Integrity says it’s not uncommon for presidential campaigns to rack-up money owed with native governments. Numerous campaigns all through the years have left cities with payments, in accordance with the report.