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Pending Trump visit outside Harrisburg limits, mayor says city never reimbursed for April rally.

Trump held a rally at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in April to mark his 100th day in the office, but he’ll speak outside of the city when he returns to the region this Wednesday.

President Donald Trump still hasn’t settled his tab with the city of Harrisburg, but he reportedly won’t add to it when he visits the region on Wednesday.

Mayor Eric Papenfuse confirmed this afternoon that the city has not received tens of thousands of dollars in security bills from Trump’s April rally at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex.

Trump visited in April to mark his 100th day in office, delivering a lengthy, boastful speech about his administration and a vicious attack on the press. The speech was touted as a campaign event for the 2020 election cycle, and the city billed the Trump campaign for the extra security.

The White House confirmed late last Friday that the president would make another visit to the Harrisburg region this Wednesday to promote his tax plan. Details about the appearance were scant, however, and his administration has not yet announced a time or place.

Papenfuse said on Monday that the event would not be held in Harrisburg city limits, but he declined to comment on the specific venue.

He did, however, confirm that the city is also also waiting on payments from Hillary Clinton’s campaign, which made stops at Broad Street Market and Zembo Shrine in 2016.

Papenfuse doesn’t expect to see money from either campaign anytime soon.

“I don’t think we realistically anticipate getting paid,” Papenfuse said.

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