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Congress Earmarks Over $120 Million For Trump Family’s Security Costs For The Next Five Months

In another insult to the American people, the GOP-led Congress allocated more than $120 million in additional money to help cover the escalating costs of protecting the Trump family and Trump Tower, the New York Times reported.

According to the report, about half of the money, nearly $60 million, is allocated for the Secret Service, with most of it going toward protecting the president while he is traveling and security for Trump Tower in New York City.

Another roughly $60 million would be set aside in a rare provision to reimburse localities, like New York City and Palm Beach County in Florida, that have incurred “extraordinary law enforcement personnel costs” associated with protecting Mr. Trump’s residences since taking office, according to legislation being circulated on Monday.

The additional funding reflects the tremendous costs associated with protecting the lavish lifestyle of Mr. Trump and his family for the next five months, when the current fiscal year ends.

The New York City police commissioner said the department had spent $300,000 a day protecting Trump Tower between Election Day and Inauguration Day, The Times wrote.

The Secret Service has been particularly strained as it tries to keep up with its new protectees, who include a first lady and a son living at Trump Tower and Mr. Trump’s frequently traveling adult children. The agency had requested additional money earlier this year.

The legislation provides the Secret Service with an additional $34 million for the cost of physical protection of Mr. Trump for the rest of the fiscal year.

The family’s travels, from business trips to Vancouver and Dubai by Mr. Trump’s adult sons to ski weekends in Aspen, Colo., and Whistler, British Columbia, by his daughter Ivanka have become an overwhelming task for the Secret Service, both physically and financially.

In other words, taxpayers are paying the Trump’s vacations and business trips while they fill their pockets in the process.

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