Tupelo leaders review costs of President Trump's visit

Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith and President Trump arriving in Tupelo (Alvin Ivy)

The city says it involves several departments including the police department.

Posted: Nov 29, 2018 3:48 PM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) -- Tupelo city leaders are reviewing the costs the city is paying for services provided during President Donald Trump's stop in the All-America City Monday.

President Trump arrived at the Tupelo Regional Airport to campaign for Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith one day before she defeated Mike Espy in the special election runoff.

City leaders say they were keeping tabs on the costs associated with the visit in hopes the White House or Hyde-Smith's campaign would reimburse them.

They did not expect reimbursement and were not promised repayment for services provided by the city.

So far, the city is still working to get a final total from several departments involved with providing security and other services at the event.

They hope to have a final total next week but did say it did not appear to be a large sum of money.

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