Talk about a leak to the press!
With less than a week to go before President Trump’s presidency comes to an end, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner have become the center of Internet fodder after the Washington Post reported on Thursday that the couple refused to let their Secret Service detail use any of the six bathrooms inside their ritzy D.C. home.
Neighbors and law enforcement officials told the Post that the Secret Service detail assigned to the President’s daughter and son-in-law was instead forced to spend months searching for a restroom to use while on the job.
Secret Service detail initially resorted to a porta-potty outside the couple’s home, but it was removed after an outcry of neighbors over the unsightly scene.
Law enforcement officials told the Post that agents then began using a bathroom in a garage at the nearby home of the Obamas, which the former president’s protective detail had converted into a command post. Another option was driving a mile to Vice President Mike Pence’s home.
The Obamas’ home as an option didn’t last long, following an incident where a Secret Service supervisor from the Trump/Kushner detail left an “unpleasant mess” in the Obama bathroom sometime before the fall of 2017. The incident prompted the leaders of the Obama detail to ban the agents working for Trump and Kushner from ever returning, according to the Post.
Eventually, the Trump/Kushner Secret Service detail rented a basement studio with a bathroom from a neighbor of the Kushner family — which came with the hefty price tag of more than $100,000 funded by taxpayers to date. According to the Post, the federal government has been spending $3,000 a month since September 2017 for Secret Service detail to rent out the studio.
The Post’s scoop landed the Ivanka and Jared in hot water with Twitter users:
owning the libs by desecrating Obama’s bathroom https://t.co/RPG03Ab78A
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 14, 2021
Yet another story where the Kushners sound like jerks https://t.co/Mx2FMqI0sg
— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@MollyJongFast) January 14, 2021
I'm trying to picture Kushners' secret service agents knocking on Obama's door and asking to use their bathroom because Ivanka and Jared won't let them use theirs. Sounds like a SNL skit that would be so ridiculous no one would believe. https://t.co/uB3QhKcgZv
— julie k. brown (@jkbjournalist) January 14, 2021
If I took such a heinous dump that I was banned forever from the Obamas’ house I’d have a plaque made up to commemorate the event https://t.co/ceJJY2MedP
— Barry Petchesky (@barry) January 14, 2021
I wonder how Jared and Ivanka would feel if their MAGA-nation showed up at their homes for a bathroom break.https://t.co/T3wZppbeSe
— Kurt Bardella (@kurtbardella) January 14, 2021
“Since September 2017, the federal government has been spending $3,000 a month — more than $100,000 to date — to rent a basement studio, with a bathroom, from a neighbor of the Kushner family.”
SO THAT SECRET SERVICE CAN HAVE A TOILET. https://t.co/TmEHmuI9l9
— Katie Phang (@KatiePhang) January 14, 2021
This is the only Trump story you need because it has it all in a microcosm. https://t.co/fKuX96Tb1O
— Schooley (@Rschooley) January 14, 2021
Come for the anecdote about Ivanka and Jared being elitist assholes to the people sworn to protect them, stay for the kicker that is impossible not to laugh at.
The $3,000-a-month toilet for the Ivanka Trump/Jared Kushner Secret Service detail https://t.co/tfvYv6dQnN
— Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) January 14, 2021
Ivanka and Jared Kushner wouldn't let Secret Service use their bathrooms, so our taxes have been paying $3000 a month for extra toilets.
Really puts those $600 stimulus checks into perspective.
— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) January 14, 2021
Part of someone’s taxes who makes 40k a year goes toward Ivanka not hearing the upstairs toilet flush. How these people ever convinced a huge swath of the country they were looking out for anyone but themselves is beyond me. https://t.co/MQUCWkpNpx
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) January 14, 2021
Secret Service agents were walking down the street to BARACK OBAMA'S HOUSE and using his bathroom while they were on the job, because Ivanka and Jared wouldn't let the agents use their toilets. https://t.co/YKXXrmazaI
— Jill Filipovic (@JillFilipovic) January 14, 2021
oh. my. GOD. Javanka wouldn't let their Secret Service detail use any of their SIX bathrooms, so they had to go to neighbors INCLUDING THE OBAMAS to find a toliet. Finally rented a studio, at taxpayer expense.
THEY ARE THE WORST https://t.co/Sxocqm4hJM
— Clara Jeffery (@ClaraJeffery) January 14, 2021
Jared and Ivanka won’t let Secret Service agents use their bathroom. Monsters. So agents have to drive to the Obamas’ house to use the facilities. And that works until somebody on the Trump detail wrecks that bathroom so hard the Obama detail bans them. This is in the newspaper!
— Jon Lovett (@jonlovett) January 14, 2021