Protecting Donald Trump's family is putting a major strain on Secret Service agents, a senator from the US leader's Republican Party has claimed.
"They are flat worn out," Jason Chaffetz told The New York Times, adding that more staff were needed to keep up with the demands.
The agency has seen staff levels drop to approximately 250 agents and 350 administrative and technical staff, but it currently has around 40 per cent more people under its protection than in previous non-campaign years.
Mr Trump's wife Melania and son Barron are currently living in New York's Trump Tower and agents have also been required to guard his four adult children and their families.
The US leader has also requested protection detail for aides like Reince Priebus and Kellyanne Conway.
As a result, dozens of agents have been temporarily pulled off criminal investigations to serve two-week stints protecting members of the first family.
So the Secret Service cannot conduct in depth criminal investigations because they have to split their forces between Washington, Florida, and New York and also protect the likes of Kellyanne Conway?
Is this what the deplorables voted for?
You know perhaps the first thing that Donald Trump could do to attack the deficit is to insist that his wife and son join him in the White House, like EVERY OTHER PRESIDENT BEFORE HIM!
But instead he guts the EPA and takes 9.2 billions from education.
This is how Trump makes America great again.