RSN Fundraising Banner
Trump Administration Owes DC Government $7 Million for Inauguration
Written by <a href="index.php?option=com_comprofiler&task=userProfile&user=29287"><span class="small">Valerie Volcovici, Reuters</span></a>   
Sunday, 16 June 2019 08:25

Volcovici writes: "The Trump administration and Congress still owe the District of Columbia government $7 million for expenses related to the 2017 presidential inauguration."

Trump's inauguration. (photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Trump's inauguration. (photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Trump Administration Owes DC Government $7 Million for Inauguration

By Valerie Volcovici, Reuters

16 June 19


he Trump administration and Congress still owe the District of Columbia government $7 million for expenses related to the 2017 presidential inauguration, the Washington Post reported on Friday, raising questions about who will foot the bill for the president’s planned July 4 speech at the Lincoln Memorial.

Citing city and federal financial records, the Washington Post reported that the DC government has had to dip into a special fund dedicated to city security costs to protect against terrorist threats and for hosting large demonstrations, foreign dignitary visits and other non-routine events.

That fund is usually replenished with federal money, but the Post reported that it is on track to fall short of funds this fall.

Concerns surrounding who pays for the presidential security in the nation’s capital have grown in recent weeks as President Donald Trump looks to use the annual July 4th festivities on the National Mall, which draws tens of thousands of spectators, to make a speech.

The D.C. government normally assists the National Park Service with July 4 security, which would need to be bolstered because of the president’s presence as well as a possible influx of protestors.

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s office did not immediately respond for comment but her chief of staff John Falcicchio told the Washington Post “all that we ask of our federal partners is continued cooperation and the resources to carry out these activities.”

Email This Page your social media marketing partner


A note of caution regarding our comment sections:

For months a stream of media reports have warned of coordinated propaganda efforts targeting political websites based in the U.S., particularly in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election.

We too were alarmed at the patterns we were, and still are, seeing. It is clear that the provocateurs are far more savvy, disciplined, and purposeful than anything we have ever experienced before.

It is also clear that we still have elements of the same activity in our article discussion forums at this time.

We have hosted and encouraged reader expression since the turn of the century. The comments of our readers are the most vibrant, best-used interactive feature at Reader Supported News. Accordingly, we are strongly resistant to interrupting those services.

It is, however, important to note that in all likelihood hardened operatives are attempting to shape the dialog our community seeks to engage in.

Adapt and overcome.

Marc Ash
Founder, Reader Supported News

+6 # gdsharpe 2019-06-16 10:17
Well, we all know how Trump likes to pay his bills...
+2 # 2019-06-16 10:40
Ah yes! The 1st (and only) Great American Smoke-in, 1970, on the mall...Nixon's silent majority, grandmothers and little children were busy listening to Billy Graham when we started swimming in the reflecter pool. That set the cops off to lobing tear gas around that settled more on the silent, but now screaming and running, moral majority than it did on us as we quietly melted away...
+2 # Wise woman 2019-06-17 00:15
The thief in chief is as stingy as he is dumb. Can't expect more from a low life.