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UPDATE: Trump campaign releases statement regarding $93K in rally-related costs

Posted at 9:04 PM, Apr 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-18 14:55:34-04

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — UPDATE: Saturday morning, a representative from the Trump campaign contacted Fox 17 with a statement regarding the $93,000 owed from the Battle Creek rally regarding who is responsible for paying the money owed.

“It is the U.S. Secret Service, not the campaign, which coordinates with local law enforcement." said the representative. "The campaign itself does not contract with local governments for police involvement. All billing inquiries should go to the Secret Service.”

The City of Battle Creek is still waiting on the Trump campaign to reimburse it for the “Merry Christmas” rally last year.

The event took place at Kellogg Arena back on Dec. 18, 2019.

The same day the U.S. House approved impeachment articles against him, the president's campaign paid Kellogg Arena $33,000 for labor and equipment costs.

About a month later, the city, on the other hand, submitted an invoice for $93,338.01 to be reimbursed for its costs tied to the rally. The invoice has a billing date of Jan. 30, 2020 and a “due date” of Feb. 29, 2020. It was sent to Trump For President in Beverly Hills, Massachusetts.

FOX 17 reached out to the city today.

“No, the campaign has not reimbursed the city, related to the $93,000 invoice,” said Jessica VanderKolk, communications manager, City of Battle Creek.

Trump Victory for Michigan didn’t respond to an inquiry today from FOX 17.