Palm Beach, Fla. Mayor Paulette Burdick says that using local law enforcement to protect President Donald Trump during his frequent trips to his Mar-a-Lago estate "means the local taxpayers will have to bear the added burden of being part of the security for the president of the United States," according to CNN.
"It will either be cuts or increase in taxes," Burdick told the network. Palm Beach's sheriff's department told CNN that it costs roughly $60,000 in overtime per day when the president is in town, even with a Secret Service detail. CBS reports, based off figures from a similar trip by former President Barack Obama, that Trump's first three visits to Mar-a-Lago cost about $10 million in total.
We of course have also sen reports that protecting Trump's family still living in New York is costing that city as much as one million dollars a day. So I guess we might expect taxes to increase in that city as well.
So much for cutting taxes and putting money back into the pockets of Americans.
Unless of course those Americans are members of the Trump family that is.