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Should President Trump and his family pay for their own Secret Service expenses?

USA Today reports the Secret Service can't afford to pay its agents to protect President Donald Trump’s family. It's only August, but more than 1,000 agents have already met the salary and overtime caps for the entire year. Critics call the family's frequent travel exorbitant and wasteful and insist the Trump family can afford their own security. But others say the president is already forgoing his salary—it's our national duty to keep him and his family safe. What do you think? 

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The presidency is one of the world's most dangerous jobs, and few would argue president and his family don't require around-the-clock professional protection. 

But Trump's frequent visits to his own business properties have proven especially challenging for Secret Service, which must maintain a regular security infrastructure at each, while still allowing access to paying members and guests. Critics say the billionaire should be able to pay for his own security if he insists on traveling every weekend to his golf courses.

Since his inauguration, Trump has taken seven trips to his estate in Mar-a-Lago and five to his Bedminster, N.J., golf club. 
Always costly in manpower and equipment, the president's jaunts to Mar-a-Lago are estimated to cost at least $3 million each....The Secret Service has spent some $60,000 on golf cart rentals alone this year to protect Trump at both Mar-a-Lago and Bedminster.
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Others point out the president does have a large family, but they should not be penalized for that. Let's just increase the Secret Service budget and make sure they are paid for their work.

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Trump Organization executives Donald Jr. and Eric Trump also are covered by security details, and critics say taxpayers shouldn't have to pick up the tab when the president's children travel to promote Trump-branded properties in other countries.

Earlier this year, Eric Trump's business travel to Uruguay cost the Secret Service nearly $100,000 just for hotel rooms. Other trips included the United Kingdom and the Dominican Republic. In February, both sons and their security details traveled to Vancouver, British Columbia, for the opening of new Trump hotel there, and to Dubai to officially open a Trump International Golf Club.
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And others say this isn't a partisan issue, this is a national obligation.

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The president's allies point out he has forgone his salary and gave up a lucrative business to become Commander-in-Chief. The least we can do is keep him and his family safe.

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But President Trump's detractors say not taking a salary is a drop in the bucket compared to the total amount the Secret Service has spent at his properties guarding him.

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Others think protecting the president is one thing, but guarding his grown adult children on their vacations is completely another. Yes, extended family members should be protected, but they are Trumps and should be able to pay for it.

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