Donald Trump Jr. Allegedly Declines Any Further Protection from Secret Service

According to The Hill, Donald Trump Jr. has declined to receive any further Secret Service protection.

I find this to be somewhat expected, and somewhat surprising. I am surprised that he wold decline protection for himself and possibly his family with all the insane liberals running around, but I think it was possibly expected with the reports of the Secret Service being underfunded.

The Secret Service did not have the money to continue paying them after September. Some people are blaming this on Trump because he has 42 people under their protection while Obama only had 31 protectees. However, this is a problem that’s had years in the making.

A senior administration official told The New York Times that the Secret Service stopped protecting President Trump’s oldest son last week.

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The Secret Service declined to comment on its protection of Trump Jr.

“To ensure the safety and security of our protectees and their families, we will not confirm who is currently receiving Secret Service protection,” Secret Service spokeswoman Catherine Miller told the newspaper.

The agency provides mandatory protection to the president and vice president. It also provides protection to family members, including children and grandchildren, but those people can decline protection at any time, according to the Secret Service website.

The Times reports it is unclear if Trump Jr.’s family, including his wife and five children, will continue to be protected.

I am slightly confused as to how they are not bringing in enough money to pay the Secret Service members, and why it has been rapidly declining over the last few years. Perhaps we stop funding the illegal immigrants or lazy meth heads on food stamps and we could afford to keep the President safe.

A thousand Secret Service agents had already hit their annual salary and overtime limits in August, according to USA Today, and more than $6.6 million in taxpayer money at the time had been spent on protecting Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida since he took office.

Perhaps the president will donate part of his salary to the Secret Service next? Many people will be out of a job if they can no longer afford to to pay them.

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