How Many Taxpayer Dollars Paid For Sunday's Trump Appearance? - And Response (2)

Monday, November 5, 2018

How many taxpayer dollars were wasted to bring the President and Vice-President and all the planes cars, people and security to an event where I believe every person in that arena already knew who they were voting for and their mind was not changed by anyone giving a speech Sunday?

It is just funny to me that all this taxpayer money wasted on something so stupid.

It would be nice to know how much was spent to help someone get a job that pays what, $ 200,000 a year?

That money could have fixed a lot of pot holes. 

Melvin Gillilan 

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Melvin, 

Simple answer. It cost as much as Obama's visit to Chattanooga. 

You want potholes fixed? Then blame Mayor Andrew Lawrence Berke.  An American attorney and Tennessee Democrat politician. 

Jack Varner 

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Trump's rallies and travel are paid for by the GOP (RNC). Air Force One alone costs $180k per hour on average which is reimbursed to the government by the RNC.

What do taxpayers foot the bill on? Security. The same goes for former president Obama.

Ted Ladd 



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