Liberals are always looking for something to whine about. Unfortunately, President Donald Trump is usually their target and they have succeeded in frustrating and distracting the president.
Now, they have started a petition demanding that First Lady Melania Trump personally pay for the security detail that protects her while she lives in New York City with her son Barron Trump.
“The U.S. taxpayer is paying an exorbitant amount of money to protect the First Lady in Trump Tower, located in New York City. As to help relieve the national debt, this expense yields no positive results for the nation and should be cut from being funded,” reads the petition.
Conservative Tribune reports:
Once the requisite number of signatures are collected, the petition will be delivered in letter form to two heroes of the progressive left, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren. It’s worth pointing out that neither liberal sits on the Senate Appropriations Committee or has any real say in how the budget of the Secret Service is spent, according to a report from CBS News in March.
At the time, CBS noted that the petition had already gained 230,000 signatures on the way to a goal of 300,000. That number has grown over the past couple of months, as the petition now boasts over 562,000 signatures toward an updated goal of 1 million.
To be sure, there is something to be said for saving American taxpayers from wasteful spending, but keeping the first lady and president’s son safe while they are away from the White House aren’t exactly something that can be considered a waste, as that is pretty much in the job description of the Secret Service.
What kind of petition is this? Every president racks up expenses. Look how much the taxpayers spent to protect Michelle Obama and her daughters when they went on their frequent vacations.
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