PEPPER PIKE, Ohio — The city will be billing President Donald Trump’s campaign $1,260 after the president’s recent visit to Northeast Ohio.
Trump attended a private party the night of July 12 in Hunting Valley. In order to get there, the president’s motorcade made its way through the streets of Pepper Pike.
It was reported Wednesday (July 17) that the cost to Pepper Pike in paying police officers to work overtime amounted to $1,260. Bain said the Trump campaign is being billed for that amount.
Bain emphasized that Pepper Pike did the same in 2010 when former President Barack Obama made his way through the city. The city was not paid for the more expensive Obama detail but, Bain said, “We’ll continue to send these invoices.
“Certainly, if any president were to come to our city on official business where it was necessary for us to dedicate police officers for security, personally, I have no problem and I would encourage our city that it’s part of our responsibility as Americans to support whoever the president is, security-wise,” Bain said.
But Bain said that if a president or candidate travels through Pepper Pike on a private or campaigning issue, it is appropriate to seek reimbursement.
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