Remember Newsweek magazine? That’s the weekly publication that use to be of standard thickness, but now has about as much content as a doctor’s waiting room pamphlet on syphilis.
The ragazine that’s now firmly in place with the DNC’s Ministry of Propaganda is now demanding to know who paid for the president’s adult children and their spouses attending Queen Elizabeth’s recent State Dinner in London.
As Newsweek cited;
President Donald Trump’s adult children who do not work in the administration made headlines this week for traveling with their father on an official trip to the United Kingdom, and some critics have gone further to wonder who is paying for their presumably costly participation.
Pollster and Whitman Insight Strategies director Matt McDermott on Wednesday tweeted a photo of Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump and his wife Lara Trump, Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner, and Tiffany Trump from the U.K. state dinner at Buckingham Palace on Monday.
“4 of 6 people in this photo have no official government position,” McDermott wrote, referring to everyone except Ivanka Trump and Kushner who are senior White House advisers. “They run private businesses, are campaign advisers. Why are they attending an official state dinner on behalf of the United States?”
Trump Jr. and Eric Trump are executive vice presidents of the Trump Organization, while Lara Trump is a Trump 2020 senior campaign adviser and Tiffany Trump is a Georgetown Law student.
Hold on a sec… in Newsweek’s first paragraph, they claim that none of President Trump’s adult children “work in the administration”, but just a few short paragraphs later, Newsweek cites that Ivanka does. I guess Newsweek doesn’t even read what their own sources say.
Even further down the article, Newsweek finally got around to printing;
A White House official told Newsweek on Wednesday afternoon that the four non-administration members of the Trump family who joined the trip were personally paying.
Oddly enough, Newsweek was rather mum when it came to the Famiglia Obama taking a one-month long vacay to Africa, complete with 56 total support vehicles, to include 14 of limos and three of trucks loaded with extra bullet-proof glass, and an entire US Navy/US Marine amphibious assault group or a complete aircraft carrier task force… just in case.
But if you haven’t received your daily recommended amount of fake news, you’re going to love this.
From the summer of 2013, the Washington Post made mention of the contents of the Obamas rather hefty go-bag;
Hundreds of U.S. Secret Service agents will be dispatched to secure facilities in Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania. A Navy aircraft carrier or amphibious ship, with a fully staffed medical trauma center, will be stationed offshore in case of an emergency.
Military cargo planes will airlift in 56 support vehicles, including 14 limousines and three trucks loaded with sheets of bulletproof glass to cover the windows of the hotels where the first family will stay. Fighter jets will fly in shifts, giving 24-hour coverage over the president’s airspace, so they can intervene quickly if an errant plane gets too close.
The elaborate security provisions — which will cost the government tens of millions of dollars — are outlined in a confidential internal planning document obtained by The Washington Post. While the preparations app
The Pose finally got around towards the end of the article that “Obama’s trip could cost the federal government $60 million to $100 million based on the costs of similar African trips in recent years, according to one person familiar with the journey…”
What? “Based on the costs of similar African trips”? That means nothing.
Additionally, there’s a new wrinkle to presidential travel. Also cited by the WaPo;
Officials said the Secret Service does not want the president traveling anywhere without a top-rated trauma center nearby. The White House medical unit makes decisions about which foreign hospitals meet its standards when it makes advance visits to the locations for planned trips, officials said.
In much of the developing world, the U.S. Navy provides a “floating hospital” on an aircraft carrier or amphibious ship nearby, officials said.
“This is what you need to support the American presidency,” Atkiss said of the requirements, “regardless of who the president is.”
I don’t recall Clinton or Dubya needing an entire task force to go on vacation.
By the way, a carrier or an amphib (a carrier in its own right) NEVER travels alone. Both are surrounded by a veritable fleet of additional warships (to include subs) and supply ships.
I wonder how many billions it cost the Pentagon to deploy dozens of ships and thousands of troops to essentially babysit the Obamas just because Barry and Mike don’t trust African hospitals?