Trump’s Nashville visit cost $30K in police overtime pay

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – President Donald Trump’s visit to Nashville last week cost the Metro Nashville Police Department nearly $30,000 in overtime pay to staff police officers for security.

About 475 officers worked various forms of security for Trump’s visit Wednesday, which included a campaign rally at downtown’s Municipal Auditorium and a trip to The Hermitage, the historic home of President Andrew Jackson.

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Police spokesman Don Aaron says 266 of those officers worked an average of 3.3 hours of overtime during the visit.

The $29,871 total does not include regular hours worked by police officers related to Trump’s visit.

Trump’s visit marks a substantially larger sum than the approximately $2,500 in overtime pay that President Barack Obama’s visit to a Nashville high school in 2014 cost the department.