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  DC mayor says Trump's July 4th bash drained city budget for security
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AuthorKate Sullivan
News DateWednesday, July 10, 2019 08:50:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionPresident Donald Trump's July Fourth event and protests surrounding it cost the Washington government approximately $1.7 million and drained the city's fund for security, according to Democratic Mayor Muriel Bowser.

The Emergency Planning and Security Fund will be depleted before the end of the 2019 fiscal year and will stand more than $6 million over budget, Bowser said in a letter to the President on Tuesday, citing recent estimates by the District's Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency.

Trump's unprecedented July Fourth celebration, which featured military flyovers, tanks, music and remarks from the President, drew scrutiny for exorbitant spending. Despite the criticism, Trump has said he intends to bring back the event in 2020 and "for the foreseeable future."
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