Friday, December 22, 2017

Federal government will reimburse Palm Beach County $3.4 million to cover Trump's visits

Posted By on Fri, Dec 22, 2017 at 11:04 AM

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency will reimburse Palm Beach County $3.4 million in tax dollars to cover costs associated with Donald Trump's many, many visits.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, West Palm Beach Police Department and Town of Palm Beach will get reimbursements through the Presidential Protection Assistance Grant. However, the costs only cover his visits through Sept. 30.

Nearly $3.3 million will go to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, which was the main local agency assisting Secret Service during Trump's visits. Another $71,270 will go to the Palm Beach Police Department, and another $63,164 will go to the West Palm Beach Police Department.

In total, FEMA has paid out $41 million in tax dollars for presidential protections to local law enforcement agencies, with the New York Police Department getting the bulk with $36 million in grants.

Since becoming president, Trump has spent a total of 33 days at his luxury Palm Beach resort Mar-a-Lago and he looks to add to that number when he returns today for the holidays.

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