Hey, those are our tax dollars you orange-tinted Stay Puft marshmallow man!
Courtesy of WaPo:
President Trump’s company charges the Secret Service for the rooms agents use while protecting him at his luxury properties — billing U.S. taxpayers at rates as high as $650 per night, according to federal records and people who have seen receipts.
Those charges, compiled here for the first time, show that Trump has an unprecedented — and largely hidden — business relationship with his own government. When Trump visits his clubs in Palm Beach, Fla., and Bedminster, N.J., the service needs space to post guards and store equipment.
Trump’s company says it charges only minimal fees. But Secret Service records do not show that.
At Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club, the Secret Service was charged the $650 rate dozens of times in 2017, and a different rate, $396.15, dozens more times in 2018, according to documents from Trump’s visits.
And at the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster, the Secret Service was charged $17,000 a month to use a three-bedroom cottage on the property, an unusually high rent for homes in that area, according to receipts from 2017. Trump’s company billed the government even for days when Trump wasn’t there.
Jesus Fucking Christ!
And of course now that the court of appeals has thrown out that emoluments lawsuit, there is nothing to keep Trump from continuing to gouge the American taxpayer for millions of dollars that could most certainly be better spent elsewhere.
If Trump wants tax payer funded protection I suggest he make a one time investment in a good bullet proof vest and then take his chances as Mar-a-Lago while the Secret Service stays down the road at a Holiday Inn only one simply phone call away in case another crazed opera singer crashes through the barricades.
According to Trump’s supporters God chose him to be president, let’s see if God still wants him to remain in office.