Fireworks explode over the Lincoln Memorial to celebrate U.S. Independence Day in Washington D.C., the United States, July 4, 2019.
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Washington, D.C.’s Emergency Planning and Security Fund is bankrupt from unpaid expenses for President Donald Trump’s Fourth of July bash, his inauguration and other large events, as well as a lack of adequate funding, the city’s mayor, Muriel Bowser said in a letter to Trump.
As a result of these issues, the EPSF will be depleted before the end of the fiscal year, Bowser said in the letter dated Tuesday, and will face $6 million in overages.
The July Fourth event and subsequent protests, cost the city $1.7 million from the EPSF. These expenses depleted the already struggling fund, Bowser said.
Trump spearheaded this year’s “Salute to America” celebration on the holiday, which was more elaborate than the city’s usual event and featured armored military vehicles, a military jet flyover, and a speech by Trump in…