In a contender for the most bizarre story to emerge from the Trump White House, an investigation has revealed U.S. taxpayers forked out more than $3,000 a month for a Secret Service bathroom after Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner reportedly refused to allow the agents protecting their lives to use their own facilities.
The Washington Post—publishers of the Watergate revelations—have outdone themselves with yet another feat of investigative brilliance, blowing the lid off a loo blue between Trump, Kushner and the Secret Service agents charged with protecting them.
The Post reports bodyguards had a tough time finding a reliable place to relieve themselves after Trump and Kushner barred agents from using one of the half-a-dozen toilets in their Washington D.C. mansion.
Instead, agents had to get creative, at one point resorting to a porta-potty and in another instance reportedly zipping across to the nearby homes of former president Barack Obama and Vice President Mike Pence.
After neighbours complained about the porta-potty (?!?), agents eventually settled on a much more expensive solution. Since September 2017 the federal government has rented a basement studio with a bathroom from a neighbour of the Kushner family, for the express purpose of bathroom trips.
The post reported a White House spokesperson denied Trump and Kushner restricted agents from their 5,000 square foot home, but the paper says it stands by its sources.
It is, by all accounts, a shitty thing to do.