Change.org – the online petition website that has negligible effectiveness, has a petition up with the intent of forcing first lady Melania Trump and 11 year old Barron to vacate Trump Tower. Melania has stated that she wishes to stay in NYC until Barron finishes his semester in June. The petition with over 514,000 e-signatures reads:
The U.S. taxpayer is paying an exorbitant amount of money to protect the First Lady in Trump Tower, located in New York City. As to help relieve the national debt, this expense yields no positive results for the nation and should be cut from being funded.”
The petition is aiming to reach 1 million signatures before it is sent to the socialist failed presidential candidate, Senator Bernie Sanders, and Prominent Native American Senator, Elizabeth Warren.
Investopedia.com states that protecting the Obamas costed 1.4 billion per year.
The NYPD has stated that protecting Melania and Barron costs $127,000-$145,000 per day, coming out to $8.6 million by the end of June, when Barron finishes his semester.
If Melania and Barron were to stay in the Trump tower for a year it would come out to $52,925,000 going off the liberal $145,000 per day estimate.
$52,925,000 is about 3.8% the cost of the Obama’s $1.4 billion security detail.
When Will The Left Wake Up?
Per usual the #delusionalleft jumps on whatever bandwagon they can to discredit the Trump family.
The petition conveniently does not include a cost breakdown of the security detail for Melania and Barron in the White House versus the Trump tower. It also needs to be taken into consideration that the Trump tower will have security detail despite the presence of the first family being there, or not. Having a security presence at the Trump tower also reduces the need for the wire tapping that was placed on the tower under the Obama administration.