A petition Make Melania Trump stay in the White House or pay for the expenses herself has reached over 500.000 signatures for just 2 weeks. The petition states:
The U.S. taxpayer is paying an exorbitant amount of money to protect the First Lady in Trump Tower, located in New York City. As to help relieve the national debt, this expense yields no positive results for the nation and should be cut from being funded.
The First Lady has remained in New York City with her son Barron, reportedly to finish out his school year, while the President has relocated to the nation’s capitol. The petition will be delivered to Democratic Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders. Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill estimated in February that it costs the New York City Police Department between $127,000 and $146,000 per day to provide protection for Melania and Barron. It cost New York City $24 million to provide security at Trump Tower from Election Day to Inauguration Day.
There are thousands of responses on the petition’s page, as commenters air grievance after grievance about what they believe to be a misuse of taxpayer dollars.To check out the petition and to read the thousands of comments from signatories ,you can see PETITION HERE
The First Lady is currently living separately from the US President in Trump Tower.