Albuquerque sends $211K bill for Trump campaign to Mar-a-Lago
City officials in Albuquerque are trying to recoup costs for an unpaid Trump campaign bill totaling more than $211,000 incurred during a 2019 Rio Rancho rally, referring the six-figure tab to a debt collections agency.
Details: The city recently resent the outstanding bill for $211,175.94 to the former president's Mar-a-Lago resort after originally sending it to New York-based Donald J. Trump for President Inc., the Albuquerque Journal reported.
- The city sent the invoice after the rally to cover costs associated with Trump's security at a downtown Albuquerque hotel.
Of note: It is standard procedure for the city to send bills that have gone unpaid for more than 60 days to collections agencies.
What they're saying: “In my mind, he owes us a lot more because there was about a day and a half where we couldn’t even function as a city,” Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller said in an interview with “The Daily Show” earlier this week.
- Trump adviser Jason Miller said the campaign "does not owe any money here & this story should be retracted immediately. Security matters for a President are resolved by contacting the Secret Service."
Editor's note: This story has been updated with Trump campaign response.