Donald Trump threatens to sue Minneapolis for demanding payment in advance for upcoming rally.

By |2019-10-09T10:40:15-08:00October 10th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |15 Comments

History has shown that Trump never pays his bills.

Courtesy of Salon:

President Trump’s re-election campaign threatened to sue the city of Minneapolis after accusing Democratic Mayor Jacob Frey of overcharging for security costs at a rally scheduled for Thursday.

Trump’s campaign manager Brad Parscale accused Frey of overcharging the Target Center arena $530,000 for security and other costs associated with the rally. Though the arena “attempted to pass the costs on to the Trump campaign under threat of withholding use,” the campaign said in a statement, Trump’s team “informed the Target Center that the U.S. Secret Service is solely responsible for coordinating security.”

The campaign claimed that denying it the use of the arena, which is owned by the city but managed by a private company, would be a “breach of contract and result in court action.” The campaign’s law firm, Jones Day, claimed that such a move would pose “serious First Amendment ramifications.”

Parscale on Twitter accused Frey of “trying to deny the rights of his own city’s residents just because he hates the President.” Trump similarly accused Frey of trying to “price out Free Speech.”

“Yawn,” Frey replied to Trump. “Welcome to Minneapolis where we pay our bills, we govern with integrity, and we love all of our neighbors.”

I have never heard of this Mayor Frey guy before, but I think I am his newest fan.

And he is not wrong in wanting the money up front.

As reported by the Center for Public Integrity, Trump has left a slew of unpaid bills in his wake:

At least nine other city governments — from Mesa, Arizona, to Erie, Pennsylvania — are still waiting for Trump to pay public safety-related invoices they’ve sent his presidential campaign committee in connection with his political rallies, according to interviews with local officials and municipal records obtained by the Center for Public Integrity.

Some invoices are three years old. In all, city governments say Trump’s campaign owes them at least $841,219.

Trump was famous for not paying contractors for work they did on his buildings as well so skipping out on the bill is deeply ingrained in his personality. 

If I were the mayor of any city I would also demand the money upfront as well as a steep deposit for any additional costs not accounted for in the initial estimate. 

Trump is a liar, a cheat, and swindler.

And just because Republicans chose him to be their president does not mean that cities are obligated to host his rallies without appropriate compensation. 

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15 Comments

  1. Anonymous October 10, 2019 at 2:31 am

    It will be interesting to see what floats up in City records how much has been spent on Democrats without such demands.

    Wonder if wonder mayor has really thought this thru.

    • Whatevs October 10, 2019 at 5:01 am

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    • Anonymous October 10, 2019 at 6:26 am

      I hope all the cities are aware of Mr.’ I don’t pay any of my bills” trump and ask for the money upfront, too bad his supporters are contributing for his legal defense instead of his campaign when they make donations.

      someone should ask the idiot running his campaign, how many books they are cooking , one for the feds and one real one with all the debts hidden

    • Anonymous October 10, 2019 at 6:28 am

      @ 2:31 LOL your are a moron, they only ask for the money upfront from folks with bad credit, like trump

    • Lucy October 11, 2019 at 10:41 am

      Helloooooo St Petersburg! Just awaiting the day Trump lands in your city as a refugee from justice!

  2. puck October 10, 2019 at 4:35 am

    good for Minneapolis-it’s a great city. i saw Elton John at the Target center in Febuary and you bet he paid his bill. orange asshole does not deserve any special treatment.let the city take their money at the door-when the idiots walk in-like at the movies.

    • Anonymous October 10, 2019 at 6:34 am

      “i saw Elton John…”

      There is a uge surprise lol.

  3. Penelope October 10, 2019 at 7:46 am

    OT> DARVO (Deny, Attack, Reverse Victim and Offender)
    “Matt Lauer gravely sinned. Not only did he apparently once rape a young colleague, causing her to bleed for days, he now has penned an open letter that takes victim-shaming to a depth I have never seen before.

    I worked with Matt for nearly a decade. It was well-known in the media industry that he was a philanderer, but what many of us did not know was that he was also, apparently, a sexual predator. The time has come for some radical truth-telling. I know Lauer’s victim well, and for a long time I have known her excruciating account of being forced into painful anal sex with him. When he reportedly forced himself on her at the Sochi Olympics in 2014, she was, relatively speaking, a kid.”
    The only reason I have seen women trepidatiously speak out is because, at long last, they want accountability for what was done to them and they want to protect other women from the same humiliation. This is the only reason why I exposed Tom Brokaw for sexual harassment, and it’s my conviction that it’s the only reason why Brooke Nevils reported Matt Lauer.

    in his final paragraph, he levels what is clearly a menacing threat to “the women with whom I had extramarital relationships”: “I will no longer provide them the shelter of my silence.” The contention that Matt has been sheltering any of his alleged victims is gobsmacking, but to go further and warn publicly that he will slut-shame them must be answered with loud and swift condemnation. <THAT! I believe his words are intended to harm and silence women.

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/tom-brokaws-accuser-tears-apart-that-insane-matt-lauer-letter-on-nbc-metoo-scandal?ref=scroll

    • $BM October 10, 2019 at 8:14 am

      https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/10/media/ronan-farrow-harvey-weinstein-nbc/index.html

      “Farrow also points to a business relationship between Weinstein and American Media, which had been writing stories about Lauer’s love life for years. He even describes a September 2017 meeting between Weinstein and National Enquirer editor Dylan Howard, where the two men looked at the dirt the Enquirer had accumulated about Lauer.”

  4. FYI October 10, 2019 at 7:53 am

    https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/a29413501/trump-corporate-inversion-treasury-rollback/?fbclid=IwAR3SqWiszZid7v77jqw_Ggf-R1fsfxa6v3GZfRdQ6vZZZqIEjxGhMeopIyQ

    Next up: the administration* wants to let corporations stash money overseas again.

    The Treasury is looking at regulations intended to prevent American firms from lowering their U.S. tax bills by shifting income to their offshore branches that they can loan to their domestic branches and deduct the interest off their Internal Revenue Service bills. The department is also contemplating repealing them entirely to replace them with something more business-friendly.

  5. maggar hall October 10, 2019 at 10:45 am

    hope the mayor maybe forgets to put up barriers, no extra coppers and oh, damn, those sewer covers aint getting locked down
    please let this be the place something happens to the orange turd, and yeah the mayor is a cool guy!

  6. CA Reader October 10, 2019 at 3:21 pm

    The RNC has MILLIONS of dollars; there is NO reason why they shouldn’t pay the campaigning expenses of Putin’s Puto, especially when his appearances are shilled as campaigning.

    Pay up, Donnie.

  7. Anonymous October 11, 2019 at 8:56 am

    Well, if the Secret Service is in charge, I say the Minneapolis police take the night off and go home. Let the Secret Service do it all. Take the day off too. Let the Secret Service provide security all alone, entirely, from the moment he steps foot on ground until he leaves. As far as I know, there is no law compelling a city to provide police security for FREE to any politician. It’s a courtesy but it’s an expensive one. If they’re not reimbursed for services rendered, I say don’t render the service. The White House says the Secret Service is in charge? Fine. Then the Secret Service can pay out of it’s own budget if it demands support from the local police. See how well that flies, given the Secret Service budget is already strapped due to all those golf trips.

    Those cities he stiffed may not be able to sue the president but they can sure as hell sue the presidential campaign committee. They are a private entity, not a government body. Take them to court and sue them.

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