Why is the American taxpayer still financing Trump’s grifts? And why is so much of it about bathrooms? Donald Trump has been out of office for a delightful handful of months, yet his last-minute maneuverings enabled him to continue siphoning our money to fund new narcissistic rollicks even as the pandemic grips our economy.
Just before President Biden’s inauguration, the one-term, twice-impeached Putin puppet issued an order extending Secret Service protection to his four children and two of their spouses for six months. As we told you last month, the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington revealed that exorbitant transportation and hotel expenses by the former Worst Family cost Americans $140,000 in the first month alone.
A new revelation this week should get you feeling even more pissed. Recently, Trump settled into his Bedminster, New Jersey golf club for a four-month sojourn, replete with pricey MAGA fundraisers. According to federal procurement data obtained by The Daily Beast, the Secret Service has agreed to rent fancy portable toilets, adding another $34,140 to the Trump family’s post-presidential tab.
This latest abomination is also a reminder of how Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump refused to let their Secret Service detail use the seven toilets inside their home. Instead, the government rented a studio apartment just for its bathroom, costing American taxpayers $100,000. (This was only after agents repeatedly relieved themselves at President Barack Obama’s and disgraced lackey Mike Pence’s nearby residences, according to the Washington Post.)
Trump has always been hellbent on swindling America for his own enrichment. Months after his disgraced departure, Trump remains obsessed with squeezing every last drop of benefit he can for his family, proceeding predictably in his trademark grotesque, self-absorbed manner. We are witnessing Trump having his final fun, enjoying a last lap or two in the pool of freedom before the American criminal justice system juggernaut comes to destroy him.