Donald Trump has a shady history as a business man. Wanting eminent domain to claim people’s property. Putting homeless people into rent controlled buildings. Questionable tax claims. His refusal to release his own taxes. Trump’s history is muddied with stories from contractors who say he refuses to pay them, saying to deal with his lawyers. Now he’s being sued, by kids! Kids who performed at his rallies but then were never compensated.
Via USUncut:The USA Freedom Kids, who went viral after performing at a Donald Trump rally, are now suing the Trump campaign for refusing to compensate them.
Jeff Popick, creator of the group and father to one of the children, told the Washington Postthat while he initially requested $2,500 for their performance, the Trump campaign offered instead to give them permission to set up a table at the rally where the group could sell their albums. This never happened.
USA Today has documented that there are hundreds of contractors that have sued Trump or publicly stated that they were not payed after completing work for him.
“This is not a billion-dollar lawsuit,” Popick said. “I’m doing this because I think they have to do the right thing. And if this means having to go through the court system to enforce them doing the right thing, then that’s what I have to do. I’m not looking to do battle with the Trump campaign, but I have to show my girls that this is the right thing.”