If you need another hint that our current President and his crew are not normal, I mean besides all of the challenges to our democracy, eight months into his first year they’ve exhausted the Secret Service.
Secret Service Director Randolph “Tex” Alles, in an interview with USA TODAY, 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.
So many family members, so much travel, complete disregard for the Secret Service and the taxpayers that are footing the bills for all of this (despite Trump’s supposed billions in wealth).
Last month we learned that the Secret Service had to leave their offices in Trump Tower and took up using a trailer in the street because the rent Trump was changing them was too damn high. Let’s repeat that, he’s charging them rent for protecting his family.
The Secret Services costs to rent golf carts at Trump’s golf properties so far is $60,000. At properties Trump owns, he’s charging them for carts to get around his property in the course of protecting him!
And despite it all, they’d probably still take a bullet for him. And then he’d find a way to invoice the Secret Service for “blood clean up” or “emergency vehicle use”.
Worst part of it all for the agents is the knowledge that all of their work and sacrifice is actually counterproductive to the country’s interest. If they let him catch the bullet we’d all be better off, President Pence notwithstanding.