Campaigns often overlook security costs, sometimes up to $9,500 or even $15,000. Obama even left unpaid a Newport Beach bill for $35,000. Many bills are lost in the shuffle of hundreds. There is sometimes a dispute over who will pay what. The failure to pay $500,000 is in a significantly different class – obviously – and yet that is exactly what Trump did in El Paso shortly after the Walmart mass shooting leaving 22 dead. It is difficult to imagine worse. El Paso is a medium-sized city. You would think that $500,000 is a large chunk of their budget. It is not a significant chunk of Trump’s budget. He has more than $100,000,000 in his bank account. Trump will return to Texas tonight to face the original crime (used loosely), Texas, at a fairground near Corpus Christi.
According to Houston Chronicle
“Shortly after the Walmart mass shooting that left 22 dead in El Paso, Trump scheduled a large political rally in the city to coincide with an event hosted by then-presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke,” the report states before noting, “But while O’Rourke paid back the city for the security it provided, Trump didn’t pay his tab.”
After a mass shooting, it is a different story. What could be worse than a situation where you pay the bill without paying? The city was fed up…