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The White House | Photo Credit Huffington Post Some New York city residents have started a petition to force First Lady, Melania Trump, to move to the White House or else. The petition claims that taxpayers are being unfairly forced to pay for security to protect Melania and her 11-year old son Barron at Trump Tower. They want her to live in the White House or pay for the security herself.
By late Monday night, the petition on Change.org had amassed 80,000 of the 150,000 signature goal. Once it has all the signatures, it will be delivered to Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.
President Trump and his wife, made the decision that she would stay in New York until Barron finishes the school year. They wanted to disrupt his life as little as possible given his young age. However, it hasn’t worked out that way, as Barron has repeatedly been the victim of vicious verbal attacks by leftist bullies.
What the liberal “do-gooders” seem to have forgotten, is the millions, and millions, of dollars it cost to protect Obama and his family. In fact, it cost taxpayers $85 million over eight years-just to pay for his personal family vacations. It was $3.5 million for their annual…
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Judicial Watch President, Tom Hitton, has called the elaborate spending by the Obama administration an “abuse of the system.” However, the cost of protecting the president has always been a source of controversy on both sides of the political aisle.
While it is inevitably costing a bit more for Melania to stay in New York with Barron, the cost is only temporary. The White House has previously announced that she would be moving to D.C. in a couple of months. Mayor Bill de Blasio has also been partially reimbursed for the costs.
Certainly, Sanders and Warren will be happy to receive the petition and they will definitely use it to once again try and smear President Trump. Although, it would be more prudent for them to direct their attention to the growing problem of illegal immigration in New York. Then, maybe these “concerned citizens” can start a petition to protect toddlers from being sexually assaulted.