Washington – Trump’s July Fourth Event Bankrupts DC Security Fund

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    US President Donald J. Trump (C, flanked by acting Secretary of Defense Mark Esper (L) and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford (R), speaks during US Independence Day celebrations at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, USA, 04 July 2019.  EPAWashington – President Donald Trump’s July Fourth event has bankrupted a special fund used to provide security and protect the nation’s capital from terrorist threats.

    The Washington Post reports the celebration cost the District of Columbia about $1.7 million, not including police expenses for related demonstrations.

    Mayor Muriel E. Bowser wrote Trump on Tuesday warning that the fund will have a $6 million deficit by September, reminding the president that the account was never reimbursed for $7.3 million in expenses from Trump’s 2017 inauguration.

    Bowser wants the White House to fully reimburse the fund. She said on CNN Thursday that D.C. taxpayers shouldn’t “be left holding the bag for federal events.”

    White House spokesman Judd Deere says officials will respond “in a timely manner.”

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    Information from: The Washington Post, http://www.washingtonpost.com

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    9 COMMENTS

    1. It was well worth the money because a secret long hidden from the American public was reveled by Mr Trump. Never before were we told of the seizure of airports from the Brits during the Revolutionary War. What other secrets will Trump inadvertently blurt out? Maybe we will learn that there were no pigs found at the Bay of Pigs at the time of the invasion.

    2. Her Trump struts and juts out his chin in a perfect imitation of Benito Mussolini…it fits, two anti democratic blowhards…no kidding, google pictures of Mussolini giving speeches.

    3. just looking at the source of the article, the notoriously antisemitic and anti trump ‘journalists’, I will surmise that this is nothing but fake news. I highly doubt that the president bankrupts anything while he works tirelessly (and successfully, just ask the economists) under the most vicious of media attacks, to help make america great again.

      would it not make sense that obama bankrupted the country after giving iran billions, yes billions, in cash in secrecy??? no coverage of that

      when will vin get it straight? ap is anti us and anti US(of A). stop using them so religiously as your source

      • The Associated Press, is a subscription news service which carried this article from the Washington Post in which the Mayor of Washington DC was quoted saying that DC was never reimbursed for the expense of that monumentous Trump inauguration. I assume she knows more about the city’s security fund than you do.
        Since you raised the issue of bankruptcy, are you aware of Trump’s long history of using bankruptcy to avoid paying contractors?
        If you would look into the billions that was given to the Iranians, you would find out that this money was Iran’s deposit on an aircraft order that was never filled. It wasn’t America’s money. At the time it happened it was accurately covered by the mainstream media. The facts have been distorted by the commentators on Fox such as Hannity and Carlson.
        You should learn the rules of capitalization before you post for the world to see. Postings such as yours make the pro Trump writers seem uneducated and ignorant

        • if I needed schooling on far left brainwashing, I would have requested one. you sound like just another self hating yid, trying to appease the world around you to show that you are one of them by regurgitating what you hear and read in wapo, another antisemitic and anti trump source.
          siding with the iranians and their absurd and purported reasons for accepting the billions given to them makes you seem like the uneducated and ignorant one…putz!

          • I am far from a self hating Yid, I am in informed political moderate that believes in facts, not Fox fiction perhaps because I don’t have a Television. I don’t read the Washington Post, but know that it’s regarded as a respected paper, unlike the NY Post or National Enquirer or Daily Caller or Breitbart.
            If you have the capability, research the arms deals that were pending with
            Iran before the US put an end to them. You will find that Iran put down a huge deposit which our government held until the nuclear deal was signed. I do not side with the Iranians now and didn’t when the Shah ruled.
            I understand that facts are stubborn things that upset those who get their information from the likes of Hannity, Carlson, Piro, Limbough and Fox and Friends.

        • “Postings such as yours make the pro Trump writers seem uneducated and ignorant”

          Demographic profiles of Trump supporters shows clearly that a large proportion of them are.

          At the end of the day, a populist horde…by any name, of any nationality, and from any religion…is just a populist horde.

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