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Yuval Rosenberg

President Trump’s campaign reportedly has yet to pay a number of cities more than $1 million in outstanding bills related to hosting his rallies, according to The Washington Post’s Philip Bump. Factoring in a late fee of about $99,000 tacked on by El Paso and more than $500,000 sought by Minneapolis brings the total to nearly $1.7 million. The latest city to join the list is Albuquerque, New Mexico, which reportedly has invoiced the campaign to recoup more than $211,000 in expenses from a September rally, including $71,000 in police overtime.

“The campaign generally doesn’t sign contracts for additional police officers, so the cities don’t have binding agreements to recoup the costs,” Bump explains, adding that “it’s more of a norm that the bills would be paid — and Trump has certainly earned a reputation for sidestepping norms since entering the world of politics.”


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