Donald Trump and His Family Break Secret Service Budget

Donald Trump and his family have caused the Secret Service to run out the budget.

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Donald Trump drains Secret Service budget, agents go without pay

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Donald Trump and His Family Break Secret Service Budget

Donald Trump and his family have caused the Secret Service to run out their budget. Between his vacations, various homes, trips by family members, trips by his staff, he has succeeded in doing what no president has done before; break the budget of the Secret Service. Donald Trump has 18 people as members of his “immediate family” not to mention the other members of his staff, friends, and others who are being covered by the Secret Service. In total, Donald Trump has listed for protection, 42 people. Additionally, Vice President Pence has listed for protection 20 children. Now, the director of the Secret Service, Randolph “Tex” Alles says that the security detail provided by the Secret Service is now out of money.

It is easy to see how the Secret Service might run out of money protecting Donald Trump, considering the places he lives and travels to. Add to this, his wife, Melania, daughter Ivanka, son Donald Jr., and his other children, it’s easy to see how even the most well-funded agency might go over budget. To top it off, much of this Secret Service coverage for travel is for personal, not government related business.

For example, Tiffany Trump went shopping in Paris and the Secret Service provided her protection. That’s right! Taxpayers dollars paid for the president’s daughter to go shopping. The Secret Service also provides security when the president’s wife, or any other member of his family, also go shopping. Outrageous!

What is even more outrageous is the fact that no one says anything or seem to care that Donald Trump is spending taxpayers money for him and his family’s protection, even when he goes golfing or on vacation; something that he does a lot. It is outrageous that no other members of the Republican Party haven’t said a word, even though we know very well from experience that they were always the first ones to open their mouths when President Barack Obama and his family went on vacation for two days.

Does anyone remember the outrage the Republican Party showed when President Obama took his wife and daughters to visit their grandmother in Hawaii? The silence about the financial abuses of “their president” Donald Trump is deafening. What a bunch of hypocrites!

Donald Trump spends a lot of time in Mir-a-Lago, his golf club in Maryland, Trump Tower in New York City, and various other places, often on personal business, and the Republicans don’t say a damn word about it. His son Eric goes to Dubai to open a Trump resort, obviously business that isn’t government related, but personal family business and the GOP says nothing. Again, what a bunch of hypocrites!

 

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Author: Blane Beckwith

I was born on December 22, 1955, in a small Pennsylvania town named Corry. I was raised in Bear Lake, Pennsylvania. I graduated from Corry Area High School in 1973. After that, I attended Edinboro State College from 1977-79. I moved to Berkeley, California in 1980, in search of an independent life. In 2006, I graduated from Berkeley city College with two degrees, one in English and the other in Liberal Arts. I have been active in the disability rights movement for well over 20 years.