Town of Albuquerque refers the Trump marketing campaign invoice to the debt assortment company
Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller said the bill covers security costs related to the former president staying at a hotel in downtown Albuquerque.
Security costs include closing down parts of downtown, paying overtime to police officers, and covering paid leisure expenses for city workers who were forced to stay at home.
“We actually treated it like any other debt, and so it goes through a certain process where you send out a few letters,” said Keller. “We didn’t get a response from those letters. And then it automatically goes to an agency that helps collect debts, and those are those annoying phone calls you get, they say you owe money like this, Trump gets them.” . “
Most Americans found out about the debt when Keller appeared on the Daily Show to discuss the bill.
Despite the newfound attention to the bill, Keller doesn’t expect the debt collection agency to pull money out of Trump.
“Given what else has happened, I even mean his own campaign that owes money to donors and lots of shady things. Unfortunately, I don’t really expect us to get paid,” he said. “But it’s important that we do it, and you know we’d do it for anyone else, so he’s no different.”
KOB 4 turned to the Trump campaign to see if the city of Albuquerque should be repaid. The campaign responded with an email stating that the campaign was “reviewing your request”.