Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Thursday, June 13, 2019

"Do we love law enforcement or what?" President Donald Trump asked a cheering crowd during his "Make America Great Again" political rally Oct. 12 in Lebanon, Ohio. "Thank you, law enforcement!" the president later told officers, who he called "heroes." But when Lebanon City Hall sent Trump's campaign a $16,191 invoice for police and other public safety costs associated with his event, Trump didn't respond.




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The moral of the story for cities who want presidential candidates to help pay for their visits?

"Treat the political committee just like you would any private sector event promoter," said Brett Kappel, a government affairs and public policy partner at the Akerman LLP law firm. "Get it in writing."

#1 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-06-13 01:41 PM | Reply

@#1 ... "Get it in writing." ...

Apparently even that is not enough to encourage the Trump campaign to pay. They seem to look for excuses (such as poor crowd control) to get out of paying.

#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-06-13 02:01 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1


Who could have predicted that!

#3 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-06-13 04:17 PM | Reply

I think someone else on this retort beat me to it but .......


#4 | Posted by fresno500 at 2019-06-13 04:59 PM | Reply

Trump loves Free Stuff.

#5 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-06-13 07:32 PM | Reply

Cities should just refuse to send extra police to his rallies, let Trump go and risk his own safety without them. Pay up front or no security for you.

#6 | Posted by danni at 2019-06-14 05:47 AM | Reply

Again, if partisan haters would just become private investigators without bias, political corruption could come to an end. Unfortunately, too many people want to spread hate instead of actually helping fix the problem.

#7 | Posted by humtake at 2019-06-14 12:24 PM | Reply

In the commercial real estate business there is a rule for handling political campaigns: rent is paid in cash, in advance. Hell--Trump knows this rule. This news is certainly on the minds of mayors nationally. Soon enough only GOP mayors will welcome the Trump Circus and Gypsy Caravan to town without presenting a bill in advance...

#8 | Posted by catdog at 2019-06-14 01:05 PM | Reply

I bet all those people he said he'd pay legal fees for, if they punched a tomato-throwing rival, are totally convinced that his promise is gold.

#9 | Posted by chuffy at 2019-06-14 04:03 PM | Reply

All I know is that if you make any deals with humpy you better have a good lawyer.

#10 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-06-14 06:57 PM | Reply

D.C. is also waiting for $7,000,000 he owes for his inaugural.

His campaign has the cash, but in typical Trump fashion, he doesn't pay his bills unless he's forced to.

#11 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-06-14 10:19 PM | Reply

He'll pay them.

After the 2020 elections are over.

He promises!

#12 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-06-14 10:21 PM | Reply

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