Donald Trump Sued by Kids Whose Trump Rally Performance Went Viral
Jeff Popick -- the manager of USA Freedom Kids, a group of young girls whose performance at a Donald Trump rally went viral back in January -- is suing Trump and his campaign for allegedly breaking several verbal promises they made regarding the group's compensation and public appearances.
Popick claims the campaign turned down his $2,500 performance fee request and offered him a table to pre-sell the group’s albums at the Pensacola rally instead. Popick says the campaign reneged on their promise, as no table ever materialized. He also claims the campaign asked the USA Freedom Kids to perform at a rally in Des Moines last minute, but they canceled after the group landed, forcing Popick to cover travel costs himself.
“This is not a billion-dollar lawsuit,” Popick told the Washington Post. “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.”
Despite reaching out to the campaign several times, Popick claims he failed to receive an adequate response.
"These are guys that insist they're straight shooters," he said. "'You may not like what we're going to say, but we mean what we say and we say what we mean' — and they just would not say anything of any substance!"
The experience has soured Popick's opinion of Trump, who is no longer sure who he'll vote for come November.
"At this point, my position is that I have no position, really," he said. "What he's done to my group or what he's not done for my group doesn't necessarily make him the best candidate, it doesn't make him the worst candidate. I still have to mull that over. He might still be the best candidate as president of the United States — or not."
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