The president of the United States is a well-documented crook. He has stiffed so many bills that it’s shocking that people still give him the benefit of the doubt. Trump does what he wants when he wants, and short of taking him to court, nothing will get you the money he owes you, and now the entire city of El Paso is fed up.
After the massacre at a Texas Walmart claimed the lives of 22 people, Trump went on to deliver ridiculous rants about the shooting. Now, the city of El Paso has given Trump a real reason to throw a fit.
After Trump stiffed the city for $470,000 following a rally months ago, the city has changed the amount he owed to over half a million.
Communications manager for the city manager’s office, Laura Cruz-Acosta had this to say to the Texas Tribune:
“The city staff have followed the process and procedures as it relates to any invoicing that we provide, and we will continue to do so accordingly as per city and state policies.”
Trump himself has promised the city of El Paso federal funding for the Walmart shooting, but refuses to acknowledge that he still owes the city $569,204.63.
El Paso City Council member Alexsandra Annello said this:
“Our resources are really strained right now. Our police and fire are exhausted, our health department had for three days straight been working with the reunification of families. As you see from the bill, these are the services required for a presidential visit. In addition to financial costs, our community and resources are already strained and do not need this extra burden.”
The El Paso Times reported after the rally that a letter had been sent to the Trump Administration asking for the money owed for the rally. That letter, sent in May, reads:
“We are contacting you regarding the invoice(s) listed above. We realize this may be an oversight on your part; however, your account with the City of El Paso is extremely past due.”
“Your obligation to pay the invoice listed will remain on the City’s books indefinitely until the debt is paid in full. Furthermore, the City may choose to not enter into a contract with an individual that is indebted to the City for more than $100.00.”
Trump never responded.