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Father of Pro-Trump ‘Freedom Kids’ is Suing Campaign Over Stiffed Payments

Screen Shot 2016-07-26 at 1.48.18 PMDo you remember that weirdly-hypnotic preteen dance group who warmed up for Donald Trump at his rallies once? Well, the troupe’s manager does, and he’s now suing the Trump campaign.

The Washington Post reports that Jeff Popick, creator of the USA Freedom Kids and father of their youngest member, is taking legal action against the Trump campaign for not paying up for the group’s services.

Popick reportedly spoke months ago with then-campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, where they reached a verbal agreement to have the girls perform at two events. The girls were not allowed to perform at the first event, and when Popick took issue with the campaign and demanded $2,500 for the second one, he settled for a deal where the campaign would provide him a space to sell the group’s merchandise.

Popick was not provided with a merch table at the second event, and after months of unreturned phone calls and broken promises to let them perform, Popick says he plans to file suit.

Of course, this is hardly the first time where Trump has been accused of not providing compensation for the services of others.

If you need a reminder of the Freedom Kids’ techno-pop brilliance, watch above, via FOX 10 Phoenix.

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