Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Donald Trump Has Already Cost Millions in Trips and Extra Protection, Donates $70K Salary to Park Service


I’m not alone telling you this today, but it bears mentioning again and again.

Donald Trump donated $70,000 today to the US Park Service. That’s his first quarter salary for being President. He will get a tax deduction — if he pays taxes– one day for donating his $400,000 salary to charities and foundations.

However: it is costing us, US taxpayers, $3 million each time Trump and family fly to Mar-a-Lago for the weekend.  They’ve done this five times already.

Also, it’s costing anywhere between $150,000 and $300,000 a day to guard Trump Tower simultaneously while Melania and Barron Trump remain there instead of being in Washington. That comes to roughly $11 million by now.

So: Trump has cost us $26 million in extras just since January 20th.

But, hey, thanks for the $70,000. It really helps!

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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