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Donald Trump's Secret Service detail reportedly billed over $30,000 for portable restrooms
As one of the privileges afforded by former presidents, they are entitled to having Secret Service detail, with Donald Trump extending the protections to the rest of his family for six months. A new report has revealed that his Secret Service detail is being billed over $30,000 for portable restrooms in Bedminster, where Trump is staying for the summer.
Documents obtained by The Daily Beast show that Trump’s Secret Service detail is using bathroom trailers until the end of September. The rental cost of these portable restrooms amounts to around $8500 a month or $283 per day in taxpayer money. The former president is expected to be staying in his Bedminster, New Jersey golf club until the end of summer, where he is likely going back to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida.
In his Florida resort, he has reportedly charged his Secret Service detail almost $400 a night for a room. This has led to critics questioning the expenses of having his Secret Service rent a bathroom. This is also another sign of how much the Trump family is charging taxpayers through their Secret Service protection, especially during Trump’s presidency, Secret Service agents were reportedly denied access to use the bathrooms of White House advisers, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner.
“Even now, taxpayers continue to spend many thousands of dollars to facilitate Donald Trump’s businesses,” said Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington executive director Noah Bookbinder. “He is of course entitled to protection, but from the beginning, it has been about his advancement and convenience rather than what is good for the country. Forcing taxpayers to spend all of this money for porta potties at a business that surely has sufficient bathrooms is confounding.”
Trump is currently at the center of many lawsuits and investigations, and according to another report by The Daily Beast, the former president is reportedly frustrated with the growing legal fees he is accumulating. The frustration comes amid two New York investigations, both of which are mostly criminal probes, by the New York Attorney General and the Manhattan District Attorney.
The case by the New York AG was recently developed into that of a criminal nature, but the civil case also remains.