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Why Should Cities Bear the Cost of Trump’s Rallies?

Donald Trump thinks Washington, D.C. charged him too much to host his parade. But he still owes a lot of cities money for past events.
President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Phoenix in 2017. It cost the city $450,000.
President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Phoenix in 2017. It cost the city $450,000.Joshua Roberts/Reuters

Friday was one of those mornings when Donald Trump directed his Twitter ire at a mayor.

This time, Donald Trump blamed the cancellation of the military parade he had slotted for Veterans’ Day in D.C. on “local politicians,” arguing that the District of Columbia quoted too high a price to host such an event. Mayor Muriel Bowser embraced that accusation: