Ex-President Donald Trump is pretty well known for not paying his bills. Not that long ago, we reported that his bodyguard claims he’s still owed upwards of $130 for McDonald’s he once picked up for Trump and was never paid back for. But Donald’s reluctance to settle his tabs isn’t limited to personal fast-food orders. Over the course of his presidency and even back to his 2016 campaigning days, multiple cities across the country have claimed that Trump never settled the bill for events he held in their area. Frankly, there’s no telling how much he owes from coast to coast from rallies and public events that required heightened security.
It seems that some areas have just chalked it up as a loss; Donald Trump simply isn’t going to pay. But according to a report from KOB4, the city of Albuquerque is making the ex-president go through all the stages anyone else would if they didn’t pay their debts like they’re supposed to — meaning they’ve sent him to collections for charges dating all the way back to a 2019 rally he held in the city.
On the bill is nearly $200,000 in security costs that built up in the city due to Trump staying the night in a local hotel as well as the costs incurred from “blocking off parts of downtown, paying police officers overtime and covering the paid time off expenses of city workers who had to stay home,” the report states.
Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller says, “We actually treated it like any other debt, and so it goes through a somewhat process where you send a bunch of letters out. We got no response from those letters. And then automatically, it does go to an agency that helps try and collect debts, and so that’s those annoying phone calls you get that say, you know, you owe money to so-and-so like now, Trump is getting those.”
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“Given what else has happened, I mean in terms of, even his own campaign owing money to donors and lots of shady stuff there, so unfortunately I don’t really expect us to get paid. But it’s important that we do, and you know, we would do it for anyone else, so he’s no different,” the mayor added.
KOB4 says they reached out to Trump’s people for comments on the debt that’s now been sent to collections and were told their requests were under “review.”
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