Liberals across the nation have been up in arms regarding the sleeping arrangements of President Donald Trump in recent weeks, citing the cost to the taxpayers.
This, of course, is truly flawed logic. The Commander in Chief, the leader of the free world for Pete’s sake, should be comfortable performing the duties of this most important task. If that means that the President will sometimes sleep at Trump Tower, or Camp David, or in the Lincoln Bedroom, so be it.
The real sticking point for the left seemed to be the President and the First Lady’s use of Trump Tower in New York City during Trump’s time at the helm of the American ship. Sure, it costs a great deal of money to keep the President safe, but many are overlooking the strategic hardware that will be traveling with Trump; hardware that just so happens to include the nuclear launch codes.
“The U.S. Defense Department is finalizing a lease on a privately owned apartment in New York‘s Trump Tower for the White House Military Office.
“The White House Military Office is in charge of protecting the ‘nuclear football’ which contains the launch codes and can be used for when the president is traveling and not near a situation room.
“The lease would not benefit the president financially, according to a letter Reuters saw from the Pentagon to Rep. Jackie Speier, a Democrat from California who is a member of the House Armed and Services Committee.
“The White House, Secret Service, and Defense Department had no comment on whether similar arrangements have been made at other properties Trump frequents – Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida and the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, where Trump is spending this weekend.
“In a letter to Rep. Speier, Defense Department official James MacStravic said the apartment is ‘privately owned and … lease negotiations have been with the owner’s representatives only.'”
Yet another piece of the financial puzzle that many democrats are failing to recognize as they publicly attempt to humiliate the President, is that the cost of shoring up security at Trump Tower will very likely be a drop in the bucket of the entire government’s budget. With Donald Trump actively pursuing a number of cost-saving initiatives, including the removal of certain unnecessary government agencies and employees, the net effect of the entire Trump presidency will still very likely be in the black.