On Monday, several liberal news outlets reported that President Donald Trump and his family had caused the Secret Service to go “broke” because of the size of Trump’s family and their frequents trips.
USA Today started the misinformation, and CNN, MSNBC, the New York Post and New York Magazine couldn’t wait to publish stories referencing USA Today’s piece, jumping at the chance to criticize the president.
It won’t surprise you to learn that the criticism was not deserved.
The mainstream media was running wild with a portion of a story that helped feed their hatred for the president.
The truth behind what was published is another story entirely, and it took a statement from Secret Service Director Randolph Alles to set the record straight.
In the statement, which was released later on Monday after the media had its feeding frenzy, Alles clarified the matter.
The statement explained that over 1,000 employees would work overtime this year and exceed statutory pay caps. However, it’s apparently not unusual, as the agency experienced a similar situation last year that resulted in legislation allowing employees to exceed caps.
“This issue is not one that can be attributed to the current administration’s protection requirements alone, but rather has been an ongoing issue for nearly a decade due to an overall increase in operational tempo,” Alles said.
Now, let’s see. Who was president for “nearly a decade” before Donald Trump took the oath of office? The Secret Service is an arm of the executive branch. If the agency is not being funded properly, the problem isn’t caused by the current occupant. It was the man who was in charge for “nearly a decade” before Trump was sworn in.
It’s pathetic when the liberal media perpetuates a story that isn’t exactly true, but what is even more pathetic is the fact that most of the same media never criticized the way former President Barack Obama wasted taxpayer dollars.
The same media did not complain about how many vacations the Obamas took nor did they act offended when the former family treated themselves like royalty.
This hypocrisy is why the American public has had it with the mainstream media. They have lost all of their credibility, and this is why they get stuck with monikers like “fake news.”
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source: Conservative Tribune