Target: Donald Trump, President Elect
Goal: Do not charge the Secret Service for staying in Trump Tower.
President-elect Donald Trump’s wife, Melania, and his youngest son, Barron, are hoping to stay in New York City’s Trump Tower instead of joining Trump in the White House come January. This means that Secret Service would have to rent out a floor or two of Trump Tower to protect Melania and Barron.
Although the Secret Service is there to protect Trump’s loved ones, he plans on charging them rent at his hotel. This would cost New York taxpayers about $1.5 million a year and that money would go directly into Trump’s pocket. A president should be looking out for his country’s people and thinking about what is in their best interest. Instead, he is taking advantage of this opportunity to make more money.
Sign this petition and demand Trump allow the Secret Service to stay in his hotel free of charge.
Dear Mr. Trump,
Come January, you will be moving to Washington D.C. as you start your presidency, however Melania and Barron have plans to stay in New York City. This means that Secret Service would have to stay in New York as well to protect them. The Secret Service is planning on renting out a floor or two of Trump Tower, which would cost New York taxpayers over $1 million a year.
While it is common for protection of the president and his family to be expensive, it is very uncommon for the president to be the one pocketing the money. You have been vowing to help the middle class and the economy throughout your campaign and you can start by allowing the Secret Service to stay at Trump Tower free of charge.
These people are willing to protect you and your family in one of the most populated cities in America. It is no easy feat and they should be respected for the work they are doing. Please consider not charging the men and women who are putting their lives on the line for you and your family every day.
[Your Name Here]
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