A group of residence and local business owners in West Palm Beach complained over the weekend about the frequent trips President Donald Trump makes to his Mar-a-Lago resort because it is making their lives hell.
According to an NBC report, Trump’s many weekend visits are not only costing the taxpayers millions of dollars, but the security measures that the Secret Service has to implement has been costing the local business owners a lot of money as well.
“We’re basically going broke,” a spokesperson for Southern Helicopter said. “We were not expecting him to come down almost every weekend.”
Jonathan Miller, who runs Stellar Aviation Group, claimed that if Trump continued making his weekend visits to Mar-a-Lago a regular thing, his business will go bankrupt. Miller insists that he is losing $30,000 every weekend Trump goes down there.
On top of that, the White House has ignored requests to reimburse Palm Beach County for the $1.7 million in taxpayer money that was used for added security.