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Cost of the Trump Presidency

Discussion in 'U.S. Politics' started by Old_Trapper70, Mar 16, 2017.

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    Old_Trapper70 Well-Known Member

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    And the right wing whined about Obama:

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/20/trump-family-security-new-york-palm-beach-taxes

    "Schumer, the Senate Democratic leader, inserted himself into the debate on Sunday, saying it costs $500,000 per day for nearly 200 police officers to protect Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, which houses the Trump family business headquarters and serves as the home of the first lady, Melania Trump, and the couple’s son, Barron. The senator estimated the cost could rise to as much as $183m annually.

    At current estimates, even a four-year Trump administration could be heading for a billion dollars in taxpayer-borne costs – an eight-fold increase of the $97m Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group, estimates it cost to protect Barack Obama over the two terms of his administration.

    The estimated costs of guarding Trump Tower have varied from $1m a day (during daily protests before the inauguration) to around $100,000 for the first lady and Barron, 10, who are staying in New York until at least the end of the school year."

    Of course, we can't afford to pay for this though:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-meals-on-wheels_us_58ca35bee4b00705db4c21f6
     
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