According to a report from NBC News, business owners and residents of West Palm Beach, Florida are complaining that President Trump‘s frequent trips to his Mar-a-Lago resort are making their lives miserable.
Due to safety measures implemented by the Secret Service, business owners are seeing a downturn in revenue. NBC says taxpayers of Palm Beach County are on the hook for $1.7 million in extra security, with requests to reimburse the county so far going unanswered.
“We’re basically going broke,” a spokesperson for Southern Helicopter told NBC. “We were not expecting him to come down almost every weekend.”
Stellar Aviation Group President Jonathan Miller estimated that he is losing $30,000 each weekend thanks to the President’s Secret Service restricting flights out of the local airport.
NBC says taxpayers of Palm Beach County are on the hook for $1.7 million in extra security, and the White House has so far ignored requests to reimburse the county.
Watch NBC’s report in the video below:
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