‘So Far I’ve Been Ghosted’
A Colorado county sheriff whose department handled security for a Vice President Mike Pence campaign fundraising event in Aspen isn’t sure who is going to pay for his deputies’ time – and is worried taxpayers might have to foot the bill.
It’s unclear, more than 24 hours later, if the issue has been resolved.
“I’m concerned we’re gonna get stiffed,” Pitkin County Sheriff Joe DiSalvo said after Monday’s event, as the Post Independent reported. The fundraiser was billed as an “intimate” $35,000 per couple event, headlined by the Vice President, and held, ironically, at a private club owned by two gay men. Pence has made a career out of his anti-LGBTQ policies.
“Usually this time, we’re aware of who’s going to pay,” Sheriff DiSalvo said. “I’ve been trying for a week and I still can’t get anyone to tell me who the Caribou Club host is. So far I’ve been ghosted.”
The Sheriff estimated overtime costs for his deputies would be $10,000 to $20,000.
“If the Sheriff’s Office is not reimbursed, Pitkin County will have to foot the bill for the private fundraiser security,” the Post Independent added.
It’s also unclear if the Trump campaign or the RNC is reimbursing the federal, state, and local agencies that also worked security for Vice President Pence’s fundraiser. They include the U.S. Secret Service, Aspen Police, Aspen Fire, Colorado State Patrol, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, and the U.S. Forest Service.
President Donald Trump, the Trump campaign, and now the Trump White House, have a long legacy of unpaid debts. For example, the Trump White House owes Washington, D.C. at least $9 million for his inauguration events and this months’ Independence Day “Salute to America.”
And last month HuffPost reported, “Actually, 10 Cities Are Reportedly Waiting For Trump Campaign To Pay $841,000 In Rally Bills.”
The Center for Public Integrity last month also published a story with the headline: “Why the Trump Campaign Won’t Pay Police Bills.”
President Trump reportedly has stiffed many workers, customers, and businesses.
Again just last month ProPublica ran a story titled, “Trump Companies Accused of Tax Evasion in Panama.”
And a now iconic USA Today article in June of 2016 was headlined, “Hundreds allege Donald Trump doesn’t pay his bills.”
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‘Grifter’ Peter Navarro Gets Crushed for Labeling Grisham’s Book ‘Useless Gossip’ While ‘Pimping’ His Own
Grisham’s new book offers more insight into the totally dysfunctional world of the Trump White House, in which Navarro excelled.
Last year Navarro infamously attacked Dr. Anthony Fauci in an effort to push the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine, at the time one of President Trump’s favorite “treatments” for COVID-19, while declaring himself at least as qualified as the nation’s top infectious disease specialist because he’s a “social scientist.” Later he attacked the Coronavirus Task Force official in charge of COVID-19 testing. Admiral Brett Giroir, again to push hydroxychloroquine.
In 2019 The New York Times reported that Navarro “frequently cited Ron Vara, a fictional source who was a critic of China, in his writings.”
In other words, he made him up.
“Ron Vara has appeared as a cryptic voice of economic wisdom more than a dozen times in five of Mr. Navarro’s 13 books,” The Times reported, noting, “Ron Vara, it turns out, does not exist.”
Tuesday night Navarro took to Twitter, accusing The New York Times and Times reporter Maggie Haberman of “pimping,” while writing the book “appears to [be] useless gossip,” all in an effort to push his own book, which unlike Grisham’s is an ode to Trump.
He’s getting dragged for his self-promoting efforts.
At least when you slam someone’s book, you make it clear that you’re only doing it because you’re pimping your own book. But then pimping was always your thing, wasn’t it.
— Kelly Fierce (@KellyFierce6) September 29, 2021
So @RealPNavarro is trying to cash in on Stephanie Grisham’s ascendance by creating a bitly URL to his book with her name in the link.
Grifters all the way down pic.twitter.com/3fCZbSwT1R
— Bill Grueskin (@BGrueskin) September 29, 2021
Let me guess, this book is pretty close to airtight truth. (Just like the COVID containment you lied about.)
— Mr. Newberger (@jeremynewberger) September 29, 2021
“don’t buy her book buy mine”
– a very serious criticism from an obvious truth broker
— Attorney@Law (@TheGlare_TM) September 29, 2021
— Rod Francis (@InRodWeTrustMTL) September 29, 2021
Remember when you invented a source to agree with yourself, Ron?
— Aegon IV Targaryen, Lord of the Seven Kingdoms (@RealAegonIV) September 29, 2021
Hard pass. Ron Vara told me this is awful.
— Garfield’s Ghost (@Occamsreznor) September 29, 2021
— Lauren Werner 🇺🇸 (@LaurenWern) September 29, 2021
Never forget that this cretin is an enabler of #DisgracedFormerPresident #Trump who worsened the pandemic by acting late & dismissing safety guidelines, promoting deadly virus spread. They ruined lives & livelihoods. Their death toll: 692,458 American mothers, fathers, children. https://t.co/hwmvbJF8Ko
— Lorena Blas 😷 vaccinated and still masked (@byLorenaBlas) September 29, 2021
Nobody believes you Peter.
— Dr. Shrimp Puerto Rico, PhD (@TheHouseOfR) September 29, 2021
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