Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level
and then beat you with experience.” -- Mark Twain

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Trump's Last Grift At Our Expense

In the days before he left office, then-President Donald Trump instructed that his extended family get the best security available in the world for the next six months, at no cost — the protection of the U.S. Secret Service.

According to three people briefed on the plan, Trump issued a directive to extend post-presidency Secret Service protection to 14 members of his family who were not automatically entitled to receive it.

Under federal law, Trump, his wife Melania and their 14-year-old son are the only members of his immediate family entitled to Secret Service protection after they leave office.
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But Trump wanted every family member who had been protected by the Secret Service during his administration to be covered for another six months, according to the people familiar with his directive, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe security arrangements.

That means the expensive, taxpayer-funded security will continue for his daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner, their three children, his son Donald Trump Jr. and his five children, his son Eric Trump and his wife Lara and his daughter Tiffany Trump.

Absent some verifiable security threat, this is pretty much more MAGA-grade bullshit; giving extra security at our expense to over a dozen members of his family, just to prop up their egos-- "ooh, lookit me, I'm important, I have a Secret Service dtail!!"

I don't expect President Biden to cancel this shit, but he should extend Trump all the courtesy that Trump gave to him, which is zip point shit.

2 comments:

dan gerene said...

It just sounds like the final grifting from the Trump Crime Family. They can all charge the Secret Service for room rental and the use of their toilets. Cleaning and toilet paper will be extra cost.

seafury said...

Why only 6 months? Oh he'll be back in office. That's it, that's the ticket.