The Washington Post reports:
President Trump’s speech at the Lincoln Memorial on the Fourth of July is expected to drive up security costs for an annual event that draws hundreds of thousands of visitors to the nation’s capital. But the president has still not fully paid the bill for the last time he addressed a massive crowd on the Mall: His 2017 inauguration.
The Trump administration and Congress owe D.C. more than $7 million in expenses from Trump’s inauguration, according to federal and city financial records. The total cost of the four-day celebration, which culminated with a parade and gathering of roughly 600,000 people on the Mall, was $27.3 million.
As a result, the District has been forced to dip into a special fund that covers annual security costs for protecting the city from terrorist threats and hosting other events. That fund, which for years was adequately replenished by federal dollars, is now on track to enter the red by this fall, records show.
Hit the link for much more, including the Trump administration’s lies about owing the money to the city. As has been previously reported, many are still wondering where the rest of the $107 million Trump raised for his inauguration ended up.