Why are we paying for round-the-clock protection for Eric and Donald Trump Jr.? You’ll never believe, for instance, how much Secret Service pays in just limousine and hotel costs alone.
According to CBS News, Eric Trump’s trip to Ireland cost $11,261 in hotel costs and Eric’s limousine transportation cost $4,030. We can’t even imagine how much is being charged for airfare, meals, travel and other expenses.
It only adds insult to injury that Eric Trump went to Ireland to promote the new Trump-owned Doonbeg golf course. So the Secret Service is essentially paying expenses to help promote Trump business deals. How fair is that?
This is only adding onto the enormous tab of taking care of Melania and Baron in New York, Ivanka, his golfing trips in Florida. and the enormous costs of all these vacations and business trips overseas.
The Washington Post reported that agents are overworked and near the point of burn out from having to follow the Trumps all over the world. And having an exhausted security team is a huge risk.
The Independent reported that the tab may soon reach hundreds of million dollars, outspending the Obama administration in far less time. Trump Tower is also being guarded and that’s costing $500,000 a day, destined to reach into the hundreds of millions.
And of course there’s the elephant in the room of Trump’s business empire growing and making all of these deals with world leaders and international business owners, which is a conflict of interest to the United States. How can a president be acting in the interests of the American people if he’s so busy promoting his own brand?
Back in September 2014, Trump once tweeted “If Obama resigns from office NOW, thereby doing a great service to the country—I will give him free lifetime golf at any one of my courses!”
The more we think about that line, we are more than prepared to offer Trump a similar deal. All the business dealing he wants, outside the country, if he just resigns as president. Since he’s already taking us into war and embarrassing the country everywhere he travels, it wouldn’t be a moment too soon.
As a president, he is incompetent and his administration is already tainted with conspiracy. Business dealings and politics don’t mix. When will Congress admit that?