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Trump’s Hawaii visit cost city more than $140k


    President Donald Trump walked with First Lady Melania Trump to meet servicemen, Nov. 3, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam. Trump’s visit to Hawaii earlier this month cost the city more than $140,000, according to city officials.

President Donald J. Trump’s visit to Hawaii earlier this month cost the city more than $140,000, according to city officials.

The total tally in overtime and third-party costs was $140,776.86, according to Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell, with the largest share of overtime costs borne by the Honolulu Police Department at $100,630.55.

Various city departments worked collaboratively with the U.S. Secret Service to welcome President Trump and first lady Melania Trump to Oahu and ensure the utmost safety during their overnight Nov. 3 in Waikiki en route to Asia. President Trump and the first lady visited the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor the evening before their departure.

The second-highest overtime costs were borne by the Department of Facility Maintenance at $14,687.08; the Honolulu Fire Department at $5,079.02; the Department of Parks and Recreation at $3,802.81; the Honolulu Emergency Services Department at $2,908.09; the Department of Environmental Services at $1,862.92; the Department of Transportation Services at $1,780.89; and the Department of Emergency Management at $893.18.

The city also spent $9,132.32 on third-party costs for the movement of concrete barriers and other traffic-control devices.

Since President Trump’s visit was not designated a National Special Security Event by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the city does not expect to recoup costs associated with the overnight visit.

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