Trump administration owes D.C. more than $7 million for inauguration

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Trump White House and Congress still owe the District of Columbia’s government more than $7 million in expenses from the inauguration of the US President Donald Trump in 2017, reported The Washington Post Friday.

According to The Washington Post, the events costs went over budget by $7.3 million, which the DC government had to take from its special fund, set apart for non-routine events, such as large demonstrations, protection against terrorist attacks, hosting visiting dignitaries. It has also been mentioned that the fund, usually replenished with federal money, would run out of money the upcoming fall.

The concern about Trump administration’s debt has been raised as President Trump is going to make a speech at the Lincoln Memorial on July 4, Independence Day, thus, someone need to pay for presidential security and usually the DC government does that.

John Falcicchio, chief of staff to DC Mayor Muriel Browser, told The Post they “have and will continue to work closely with our federal partners regardless of administration because ensuring the safety of our residents and visitors is paramount. Our commitment to this function is iron clad, and all that we ask of our federal partners is continued cooperation and the resources to carry out these activities.”

Natalia Veselnitskaya
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