Another day, another broken deal with Donald Trump.
Jeff Popick is not only the father of one of the USA Freedom Kids but he created the pre-teen musical group.
Back in January, the star-spangled kids’ performance of “Over There” at a Donald Trump campaign rally became a viral sensation.
But now, Popick is ready to sue the Trumpster for reneging on payment to the kids for their appearance.
“I’m doing this because I think they have to do the right thing,” Popick said to the Post about his plans to file a suit. “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.”
Popick explained to the Post that his agreement with the campaign was mostly verbal, and he never had a written contract. He spoke with various campaign officials, including former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, and agreed that the Freedom Kids would be paid $2,500 for the Pensacola performance. The campaign then offered to set up a table at the rally where they could sell albums. But no such table was ever set up.
The girls were also invited to perform at Trump’s impromptu event for veterans in January that was planned in lieu of a Fox News debate. But after traveling to Iowa, the Freedom Kids did not get a chance to perform.
In truth, this is the essence of Trump.
Throughout the past year, several stories have surfaced chronicling Trump’s many instances of stiffing past employees and contracted employees. So, in truth, this is just more of the same for Trump.
Doesn’t matter to his followers, though. They probably appreciate his ability to “negotiate” this.