A $211,000 Trump Campaign Bill Was Sent To Collection Agency

The city of Albuquerque sent a $211,175.94 bill from former President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign rally in 2019 to a debt collection agency.

“In my mind, he owes us a lot more because there was about a day and a half where we couldn’t even function as a city,” Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller said during an appearance on “The Daily Show.”

According to The Albuquerque Journal, the outstanding debt remains unpaid.

Lorena Sanchez, a spokesperson for Albuquerque, told The Albuquerque Journal that a bill was sent to the former President’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida.

“He [Trump] should be getting these annoying voicemails that, like, we get usually from scam companies where it’s like ‘You owe debts.'” Keller said. “I think Mar-a-Lago is now getting those calls.”

The city previously said that it incurred $7,102 in costs for barricades during Trump’s visit and $132,831 in paid time off for city employees. It also said assistance from the Albuquerque Police Department provided during Trump’s campaign visit amounted to $71,242.

Micheal Glassner, former Chief of Operations of Trump’s campaign, said that the U.S. Secret Service coordinates with law enforcement to set up security.

“The campaign itself does not contract with local government for police involvement. All billing inquiries should always go to the Secret Service,” he said.

 

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