Skip to comments.Petition: Move Melania Trump to White House, or she can foot security bill
Posted on 03/28/2017 12:39:59 PM PDT by EinNYC
More than 108,000 people have signed a petition urging First Lady Melania Trump to move to the White House or pay for security costs at Trump Tower herself.
The Change.org petition was started after a senior White House aide indicated the presidents wife and son, Barron, will remain in New York until the school year ends. Itll be delivered to Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren if at least 150,000 people sign.
The U.S. taxpayer is paying an exorbitant amount of money to protect the First Lady in Trump Tower, located in New York City, the petition reads. As to help relieve the national debt, this expense yields no positive results for the nation and should be cut from being funded.
The NYPD estimated it costs between $127,000 and $146,000 per day to protect Mrs. Trump and Barron while President Trump is out of town, according to the New York Times. The cost to guard Mr. Trump and his family between the election and Inauguration Day reached $24 million, the NYPD said.
Comments beneath the Change.org petition highlighted the signers dissatisfaction over the first familys use of taxpayer funds.
Living in the White House is what you do when you are married to the president, one commenter identified as Sheila Forsyth of Newport, Rhode Island, wrote. The tax money saved by eliminating these extra protection expenses can be used to feed senior citizens. Why is our tax money being spent on people who already have more than their fair share?
Melania Trump is the only first lady since Anna Harrison not to make the White House her residence. Barron Trump, the son of the president and the first lady, attends school in New York. Trumps frequent weekend trips to his private club Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, have also spurred criticism over costs to secure a non-White House location, on top of travel costs.
Talk about grasping at straws.
where’s the change.org petition to tell these libtardic loser ass munchers to get a life and STFU?
Donald divested himself of his empire as the presidential office ethics called for, so even if he wanted to kick this in he couldn’t. What are they expecting?
Suddenly, the cost of SS protection is exorbitant? What about the obama clan??
They’re complaining basically that we have a super rich president.
He has houses everyplace. He gets security. Just the way it is.
They used to complain about Reagan’s California Ranch.
Sick Democrats and their MSM famiLIARS show what low life pond scum they are. No way could the Trumps ever blow as much money as the Obamas who are still draining the citizens.
They’ve already announced that she and Barron are moving to the White House in June.
They’re going to proclaim “victory” as if their moving after the end of the school year was somehow due to their weird machinations when it’s been the plan since before the inauguration.
Why? There’s no real security at the WH these days.
All of a sudden, the left is concerned with taxpayer dollars...
OOOOH. A petition! I’ll bet it’s strongly worded, too.
These kids are a hoot.
Good point, unfortunatly. :(
As soon as Michelle Obama pays back the cost of her vacations - which is about $100 million - then we can have this conversation.
Of course, we can open part of the discussion now, namely how left-wing riots are a primary driver of security expenses at the moment.
....and Clinton, Bush 1, Bush 2 and Carter as well!
And these same buttniks at CBS News could care less that the prez takes a dollar a year as salary. They can go straight to hell.
How does the Trump family have “more than their fair share?” THat’s the give away right there - bitterness over his wealth. If we were a communist society - we would each have a “fair share,” but since we are NOT communists, he’s simply rich.
Yeah right.....Melania should move to the Whitehouse when secret service agents don’t want to protect Trump and there have been people jumping the fence on a regular basis since Trump got in?
She and Barron are safer where they are.
She can move when she garnishes the total amount of what the Wookiee spend on all those lavish family trips which totaled a whopping 185 million and we ain’t counting OVOMIT’s tally yet!!!
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