Just in case you weren’t aware, the Trump family seems to think United States taxpayers are their own personal piggy bank. This especially seems to be the case with Donald Trump’s sons, Donald Trump Jr., and Eric.
In fact, since the beginning of the year, it has cost taxpayers more than $190,000 to protect just the boys. That’s right. All their trips including business ventures.
As for Eric’s recent trip to Ireland, according to CBS News:
“Documents for Eric Trump’s trip this week to Dublin show that $4,029.85 was spent on limousines for his visit and $11,261 to cover the hotel costs of the Secret Service agents who protect him.”
“These purchase orders do not include airfare costs for Secret Service agents who traditionally conduct advance trips to the location in preparation for visits by protectees. It also does not include the cost of the salaries paid to the agents who protect members of the president’s family.”
“The Trump Organization did not respond to a request for comment.”
Of course not. Why would they? That would mean owning to all of these expenses that should be coming out of the Trump family coffers, not the American taxpayer.
According to Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD):
“The Trump family’s frequent travel to international destinations purely to promote the Trump family business is burning through taxpayer dollars at an unprecedented rate and stretching the Secret Service increasingly thin.”
So, not only do they keep using taxpayer dollars, but stretching the Secret Service too thin is actually a threat to national security.
And this is just Eric.
Nevermind the fact that the *president himself keeps going to Mar-a-Lago and many of the charges incurred there go to his own resort. If that doesn’t bother you, it should. Or the fact that Melania is still living in New York City.
The Trumps seem to have no regard as to what they are doing or what it is costing the American people. It’s disgusting, to say the least. They are so out of touch and utterly consumed with themselves. They have no place being the First Family.
(*pending investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election)
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