Donald Trump and the First Family have often been criticized for costing the taxpayers many millions of dollars in travel and security costs as they head to Mar-a-Lago in Florida every weekend and Melania spends most of her time away from the White House.
This narrative has taken a comical turn (if you ignore all the money being wasted) when the Secret Service officially requested funds to buy their own jet skis so that they could protect the Trumps out on the water.
SECRET SERVICE JET SKIS- US Secret Service is ordering jet skis for its agents. In part, because of Mar-a-Lago and the Trump family's affinity for "water sports" pic.twitter.com/km2RdSI9az— Scott MacFarlane (@MacFarlaneNews) September 16, 2019
Apparently, the Secret Service has already had to rent jet skis so many times that they might as well just buy a couple, because the Trumps are “very active in water sports.”
The request is for two Kawaski Jet Skis, which go for $10,000 to $15,000 each. This isn’t a massive expense in comparison to the millions spent to guard the Trumps when they’re not participating in the most expensive sports they can think of.
However, the request also notes that when the Obama family was vacationing out on the water, the Secret Service obtained jet skis after they “partnered with local police and rescue agencies” rather than renting or purchasing them.
So either the Secret Service just wants some jet skis or local police and rescue agencies would rather the Trumps drown. Either way, people are not thrilled about the idea of taxpayer-funded jet skis.
Yep. The Secret Service needs jet skis to protect a man we would not ever want to see in swim trunks. https://t.co/9tnAg2LlBL— Barbara Malmet (@B52Malmet) September 16, 2019
Why stop at jet skis? Go for the big one and ask for some jet packs!!! https://t.co/qkkMOCw5lt— Aaron Hall (@AaronH3361) September 16, 2019
OMG, if Obama had asked taxpayers to pay for skateboards for Sasha and Malia, Republicans and Fox News would have demanded his impeachment on the spot. Yet, buying jet skies for the Secret Service to protect these grifters is no big deal. #mondaythoughts pic.twitter.com/T7PUzaefZU
— LA Resists 🌊 (@LALewman) September 16, 2019
You want to put a team of dudes with loaded weapons and electronic packages on jetskis? Sure. What could go wrong.
— DJ Nimbus (@FreestyleWild) September 16, 2019
JFC. I don't even have to do research to KNOW without a doubt that the Secret Service WAS NOT REQUIRED to spend taxpayer money on fucking jet skis....— Kim ☮️ (@Blacklace40) September 16, 2019
Goddamn, #MAGAts, you really OK with this? Are you that goddamn stupid not to know you're being USED??? https://t.co/hSx2uLYNEI
And yes, there are the obligatory jokes about “water sports.”
I think someone needs to let the Secret Service know that “water sports” actually refers to something else in the Trump family lexicon.https://t.co/Rf94pnVg9i— Keith Gardner (@k9gardner) September 16, 2019
Bond villain-level request for his henchmen.— robotsmakesushi🍷 (@robotsmakesushi) September 16, 2019
“The first family is very active in water sports. "
I'm not smirking, you're smirking...#POTUS #Ceaucescu #Ignoramus #Trump #TrumpCrimeFamily https://t.co/1otySF1z4R
So the tape is real?
— and you feel shame (@ShootItGonchar) September 16, 2019
— Lethality Jane (@sgtjanedoe) September 16, 2019