The Secret Service is going broke trying to protect President Donald Trump and his family, according to an exclusive report by USA Today. After Trump released his first budget outline, mainstream media outlets seized the opportunity to attack the president by reporting on the exorbitant cost of protecting First Lady Melania Trump, and son Barron Trump, who had remained behind at the Trumps’ suite in Trump Tower after the president moved to the White House so Barron could finish the school year.
In an interview with USA Today, Secret Service Director Randolph “Tex” Alles said more than 1,000 agents have already hit the federally mandated caps for salary and overtime allowances that were meant to last the entire year.
Here’s USA Today with more:
‘The agency has faced a crushing workload since the height of the contentious election season, and it has not relented in the first seven months of the administration. “The president has a large family, and our responsibility is required in law,” Alles said. “I can’t change that. I have no flexibility.”
“The president has a large family, and our responsibility is required in law,” Alles said. “I can’t change that. I have no flexibility.”
This post was published at Zero Hedge on Aug 22, 2017.