Donald and Melania Trump are now Floridians, residing at the former president’s Mar-a-Lago resort.
But according to CNN, before her husband left office, the former first lady wanted to know if she could get more goodies and have taxpayers foot the bill for them:
Budget and staff? Really? Haven’t she and her husband fleeced the Treasury out of enough money already?
The answer to Melania’s query came back quickly:
“The short answer is no. While there are post-presidential perks for such things for the outgoing commander in chief, budgets to set up an official office and staff and cover some travel costs, there is nothing from the government for any first lady, save a paltry $20,000-a-year pension, which is paid out only if her husband dies.”
All of this led to some interesting commentary on Twitter:
As the old saying reminds us, A grifter is always gonna grift.