Trump Regime

Trump Bankrupted an Anti-Terrorist Program

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

In today's episode of What If Obama Did It, Trump has reportedly bankrupted an anti-terrorist program that protects our nation's capital during official state funerals and political rallies, among other things.

Trump's disastrous, rain-soaked July 4th celebration bankrupted the security program and placed it deep in the red for the current fiscal year according to Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser.

From the Washington Post:

In a letter to the president Tuesday, D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) warned that the fund has been depleted and is estimated to be running a $6 million deficit when the current fiscal year ends Sept. 30. The mayor also noted that the account was never reimbursed for $7.3 million in expenses from Trump’s 2017 inauguration.

Bowser requested that the White House fully reimburse the fund. Without that money, city officials say, Washingtonians will be put in the unprecedented position of funding federal security needs with local tax dollars. [...]

The District’s Emergency Planning and Security Fund is filled by federal money that reimburses the city for its unique public safety costs in its function as the nation’s capital.

Given that Trump still hasn't paid back the city for an event that took place nearly three years ago, I don't think Mayor Bowser should hold his breath.

Trump couldn't possibly give less of a shit if local tax payers are asked foot the bill for his whimsical events.

The District of Columbia has a larger population (702,000) than Vermont (626,000) and Wyoming (577,000) and if D.C. were a state, it would have the 15th largest GDP just behind Michigan. Washington deserves representation in Congress.

  • Do you know what *I* would do if I were a “billionaire” President and faced with this situation? I’d pay for the whole thing myself. You know, pay a bill that would be chump change to me, but would make a lot of people rest easier. But I’m not a billionaire.

    Neither is Trump.

    • mnpollio

      Amen.

  • Username1016

    Mayor Bowser should not hold HER breath. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muriel_Bowser

  • gescove

    Trump stiff someone for money he owes? I’m shocked, shocked!

  • They will never give DC a seat in Congress nor an electoral vote for the same reason they won’t for Puerto Rico–too many new “blahs and brows”.

  • muselet

    Trump administration officials say the District agreed to use unspent money in the emergency fund to pay for inaugural costs and have not asked for additional dollars, an assertion denied by Bowser’s office.

    And I’m 23 years old with a full head of hair and the body of a Greek god. There is no way the city is going to agree to zero out its emergency fund to save an incoming administration some money.

    That is beyond shameless.

    –alopecia