Well, we have to give credit where credit's due. Trump did something good for the economy—he got his wife to live in the same house with him.
Melania and Barron Trump have come to live in the White House after spending months away in New York City. Now, I certainly don't blame Melania for wanting to get the heck away from her husband, but her New York lifestyle doesn't come cheap. I'm not talking about what she has to pay, I'm talking about how much of our taxes were spent on her desire to be away from Trump.
CNN Money reported that protecting Barron and Melania in their New York home cost taxpayers $1 million a day! Now, I don't want either of them to be hurt and they deserve some extra protection, but Jesus Christ! Can't they pitch in a couple mil? Trump always brags about his riches, but had no trouble taking this government handout.
Anyway, we don't have to worry about those millions of wasted dollars anymore because Melania has come home. She even tweeted the view she'll have as she stares out the window every day wondering what happened to her life.
BBC News reports that Melania stayed in New York with Barron so he could finish his school year. But now, she's in the White House, seemingly for the rest of Trump's term. She might get lucky though. Trump's term could end before the start of the school year, so maybe Barron will never have to change schools!
Though it's great that we're saving a ton of money by Melania's move, Trump still finds a way to spend boatloads of money. Every time he flies to Mar-A-Lago, it costs $824,000, according to the Washington Post. That's just for use of Air Force One and doesn't include security and the many other costs that go with a Presidential trip.
Sure, sometimes you have to get away, even as President. But Trump has peaced out for the weekend almost every weekend of his Presidency.
So, when Trump cuts healthcare and welfare, keep some of these numbers in mind. Trump will be damned if any American gets a penny from the government, but he'll take your dollars all day just to make sure his golf game stays tight.