Trump Failed To Pay Massive Bill At Rally

by Jessica

The Mayor of Erie, PA, Joe Schember, has requested that former President Donald Trump pay upfront for an upcoming rally in the city.

This request comes after the city claims it was never reimbursed $35,000 for overtime costs incurred during a previous Trump rally held at the Erie Insurance Arena in 2018.

The unpaid amount was intended to cover the expenses of city workers, including police officers, who worked to ensure the success and safety of the “Make America Great Again” rally.

Reports indicate that the city formally requested reimbursement of the $35,129 from Trump’s campaign committee after the 2018 event, but they have not received any response or payment to this day.

Given that Trump’s campaign has raised millions of dollars, the city believes he should have no difficulty fulfilling the owed payments to places like Erie.

This issue of unpaid reimbursements is not unique to Erie, as a 2020 report revealed that approximately 14 cities were still awaiting reimbursements from Trump’s campaign, amounting to a total of $2 million.

Numerous media outlets have covered the matter of outstanding debts, with some pointing out that even by the end of his 2021 term, Trump still owed millions to various cities.

Despite John Oliver, the president of Erie’s tourism and promotion agency, stating that they did not observe significant economic impact from the 2018 rally, Mayor Schember’s team remains steadfast in their pursuit of advance payment for the upcoming event.

They emphasize the use of taxpayer money to ensure the rally’s safety as the reason behind their proactive approach.

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