Because of his constant travel to HIS properties and his extended family?
We have a history making situation….
While the Secret Service budget is topped out?
The agency is actually having you and I the taxpayer PAY TRUMP a check overtime he goes to one HIS off day properties…..
Over a hundred agents will NOT get paid if they stay on the Trump protection detail….They are CAPPED OUT….(Of course those agents COULD resigned , while other agents are pulled in to cover Trump….But in the end Congress WILL pass legislation allowing them to get paid….
It just keeps getting worst with this guy….
Secret Service Director Randolph “Tex” Alles told USA Today
more than 1,000 agents have already hit the federally mandated caps for salary and overtime allowances — which were meant to last the entire year.
“The president has a large family, and our responsibility is required in law,” Alles told USA Today. “I can’t change that. I have no flexibility.”
Trump has taken trips almost every weekend of his presidency so far, to his properties in New Jersey, Virginia and Florida, as well as internationally — and his adult children also require protection during their business trips and vacations.
In Trump’s administration, 42 people have protection, which includes 18 members of his family — an increase from the 31 people who had Secret Service protection in Obama’s administration.
In June, CNN reported that the Secret Service was relaxing its drug policy for potential hires, as Alles laid out a plan to swell the agency’s ranks by more than 3,000 employees in the coming years.
“I think between that and the fact that he has a larger family, that’s just more stress on the organization. We recognize that,” Alles said at the time, and added that he had been allocating resources in accordance.
Alles has met with congressional lawmakers to discuss planned legislation to increase the combined salary and overtime cap for agents — from $160,000 per year to $187,000. He told USA Today this would be at least for Trump’s first term.
But he added that even if this were approved, about 130 agents still wouldn’t be able to be paid for hundreds of hours already worked.
While Congress is at it?
It should mandate that the US Govt get it’s money back from Trump using HIS property to bill us taxpayers into helping HIM make money…