Trump’s weekly vacations are pissing a lot of people off! Taxpayers are footing the $3 million bill each weekend for Trump’s security so he can play golf and schmooze with rich people.
Palm Beach is fed up with Trump’s vacations. They have already had to pay $1.4 million out of pocket for the President’s security.
Palm Beach County Commissioner Dave Kerner requested to reclassify Mar-a-Lago as a “municipal service benefit unit” to allow the county to impose a special tax on Mar-a-Lago and offset the expenses of Trump visits.
The Department Of Homeland Security isn’t helping Palm Beach at all. According to County Commissioner Mary Lou Berger:
“They were polite, but that’s where they stopped,” Berger said. “I did not get a lot of encouragement.”
In addition to the costs, the local airport suffers from temporary flight restrictions. Commissioner Kerner attempted to negotiate with the Secret Service to no avail:
“They said, ‘This isn’t a negotiation. Let me tell you why it’s going to be this way.’” Kerner said.
“The Lantana airport will be shut down any time the president is in town. We’ve bent over backwards. I get it. The president’s safety is paramount.”
The airport contributes $27 million to the local economy. That number will take a hit due to Trump’s weekly vacations.
How disgusted are you by Trump’s selfish vacation spending?
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