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(783 posts)
Wed Jan 20, 2021, 06:36 PM Jan 2021

Trump Extends Post Presidency S.S. Protection to 13 Family Members

But the question is, will they let the agents use the toilets?


Even though his presidency is over, Donald Trump hasn’t stopped granting special favors to his family. According to The Washington Post, Trump extended temporary Secret Service protection to 13 members of his family, including his sons Donald Jr. and Eric, his daughters Tiffany and Ivanka, and their respective spouses and children. They will receive around-the-clock, taxpayer-funded protection for the next six months.

The Former Presidents Act of 1958 grants Trump—as well as former First Lady Melania Trump—lifetime Secret Service protection. His 14-year-old son Barron will be protected until he turns 16. Former Presidents Clinton, Bush, and Obama only extended their Secret Service protection to their college-aged children, according to the Post.

Link from WaPo (pay wall): https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-extended-secret-service-protection-for-13-members-of-his-family-as-he-left-office/2021/01/20/31ef3e9e-5b3c-11eb-b8bd-ee36b1cd18bf_story.html

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Trump Extends Post Presidency S.S. Protection to 13 Family Members (Original Post) Larissa Jan 2021 OP
Can Biden cancel this? Grifters. 58Sunliner Jan 2021 #1
Thirteen times to bill The Secret Service Alpeduez21 Jan 2021 #2
except all the bills need to go through a new budgeting process. the grift, im afraid, is done. bullimiami Jan 2021 #5
Biden shouldn't change this exboyfil Jan 2021 #3
Pence should get it for life, imo. Turin_C3PO Jan 2021 #8
Cancel it!!! SheltieLover Jan 2021 #4
If he gets convicted in the Senate he loses SS protection doesn't he? lunatica Jan 2021 #7
I certainly hope so! SheltieLover Jan 2021 #9
I've heard it during all the talk about lunatica Jan 2021 #10
He should get nothing but a cell in gitmo SheltieLover Jan 2021 #11
I don't want to be the one who cancels the protection exboyfil Jan 2021 #12
Barron is entitled to two more years. SheltieLover Jan 2021 #15
Can he do that? Nt raccoon Jan 2021 #6
meh ... this doesn't really bother me fishwax Jan 2021 #13
They fear his ugly followers. And they should. lindysalsagal Jan 2021 #14


(17,835 posts)
3. Biden shouldn't change this
Wed Jan 20, 2021, 06:38 PM
Jan 2021

It is a small cost when compared to the propaganda value of something happening to them. He should also extend Pence's protection past the six months.

Don't act like Trump. Let the DoJ deal with them.


(53,410 posts)
10. I've heard it during all the talk about
Wed Jan 20, 2021, 06:47 PM
Jan 2021

whether it’s worth convicting him now that he’s gone. It makes sense that he would lose the Presidential perks.


(17,835 posts)
12. I don't want to be the one who cancels the protection
Wed Jan 20, 2021, 06:54 PM
Jan 2021

and Barron or Tiffany is killed. That could destroy a Presidency. Don't put a false flag past these people.


(29,144 posts)
13. meh ... this doesn't really bother me
Wed Jan 20, 2021, 06:56 PM
Jan 2021

It's awfully small in comparison to the joy of the day.

Other presidents asked for extension for their children, but neither W. nor Clinton had as many children (and none of their children were married), so there weren't nearly as many.

It seems likely that the trump family will probably be charging the secret service for accommodations at trump properties where the kids will be spending time, so I suppose it's typical in that way. But still, I can't bring myself to care today.

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