About 400,000 Government employees furloughed without pay.
Another 400,000 to 500,000 Government employees working without pay (I gave the range because it’s hard to say since he keeps ordering people back to work without pay to try and avoid political consequences).
He cancels a trip for a Congressional Delegation to a war zone, outing vital national security secrets in the process.
And now his wife has used a government aircraft to fly to their vacation resort in Florida.
Does nobody in this White House read history?
So workers aren’t being paid, Pelosi isn’t allowed to visit troops abroad, but Melania is flying on taxpayers’ dime to Palm Beach right now.
It didn’t end well for Louis XVI & Marie Antoinette. Just saying.
— Kaivan Shroff (@KaivanShroff) January 17, 2019
I am listening to air traffic control
EXEC1F appears to be headed to Palm Beach. ATC just said they will have to do some serious vectoring to get the plane in line with the rest of the Palm Beach traffic.
EXEC1F is typically the callsign for a plane with the first lady on it.
— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) January 17, 2019
EXEC1F – #MelaniaForceOne climbing out from Joint Base Andrews
— CivMilAir ✈ (@CivMilAir) January 17, 2019
On update, thanks to HipChick at Democratic Underground for the heads up on this billionaire shenanigans on the tax payer’s dime.
Adding insult to injury, not only must the security detail assigned to Melania work without pay, they must also cover the expenses of travel, meals, and lodging during this pleasure trip. Caligula’s security detail went without pay for a time. It didn’t work out well for him.