Jared & Ivanka Slammed for Making Secret Service Spend $3k a Month to Rent a Bathroom Instead of Letting Them Use Theirs
Outgoing President Donald Trump's eldest daughter, Ivanka Trump, and her husband, Jared Kushner, have been two of the most scrutinized members of the Trump administration since the President appointed them as senior advisors at the beginning of his term.
That isn't set to change with a new report from The Washington Post about the couple's treatment of the Secret Service detail protecting them.
According to The Washington Post:
"[T]he Secret Service detail assigned to President Trump's daughter and son-in-law spent months searching for a reliable restroom to use on the job, according to neighbors and law enforcement officials."
At one point, the Secret Service had to resort to using bathrooms at the home of former President Barack Obama:
"After resorting to a porta-potty, as well as bathrooms at the nearby home of former president Barack Obama and the not-so-nearby residence of Vice President Pence, the agents finally found a toilet to call their own."
Eventually, the detail had to rent a $3 thousand a month basement studio from a neighbor, which they've used since September of 2017 at the cost of U.S. taxpayers—a total of over $100 thousand so far.
The White House said that it was the Secret Service's decision not to allow the detail inside, but a law enforcement official told the Post that the decision was at the request of Trump and Kushner.
With both Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner born into notoriously wealthy families, the report didn't do much to contradict their elite image.
Jared and Ivanka made the Secret Service (taxpayers) pay $3000 a month just to rent a separate bathroom from a neig… https://t.co/ijZ4QiH80x— Lindy Li (@Lindy Li)1610647691.0
@MollyJongFast These secret service agents would take a bullet for Jared and Ivanka and they won’t let them use a bathroom??— Elizabeth Vargas (@Elizabeth Vargas)1610645175.0
People began comparing the couple to characters in The Help who refused to let Black domestic workers use bathrooms in their home.
U.S. taxpayers have spent $100,000 to rent a bathroom for Secret Service agents because the president's daughter is… https://t.co/cKE73UgeIR— Ashton Pittman (@Ashton Pittman)1610650602.0
I see that Ivanka and Jared read the book "The Help" https://t.co/CZs6tQYQA5— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@Mrs. Betty Bowers)1610645850.0
@IvankaTrump Have you read The Help? Maybe u should— Rachel E Harrington, MPH (@Rachel E Harrington, MPH)1610655147.0
This latest article in WaPo on how Jared and Ivanka wouldn't let the Secret Service use any of their half dozen bat… https://t.co/91EFXKtsrJ— Amee Vanderpool (@Amee Vanderpool)1610649025.0
Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner when the people who guard their safety have the audacity to need a piss break… https://t.co/YDO37mG5LG— Jane Doe (@Jane Doe)1610650283.0
*watches The Help* "Ah, GREAT idea" https://t.co/EFyf0kfHLA— Christie Manes (@Christie Manes)1610655424.0
The Secret Service declined to comment to The Washington Post about the matter.