|Ivanka and Jared vacationing at Mar-a-Lago,Florida|
Hundreds of thousands of federal employees are taking the brunt of the partial shutdown, going without paycheck in this holiday season, 380 thousand federal workers have been furloughed with no guarantee that they will be payed retroactively after the shutdown, 420 thousand employees deemed essential are working without pay, including 41 thousand law enforcement and correctional officers, not to mention tens of thousands of customs and border protection agents and customs officers.And, this is likely to continue for quite some time.
Not affected by the shutdown are, among other, Trump’s senior adviser/daughter Ivanka Trump and her White House fellow employee husband Jared Kushner, both government employees in the Trump administration. With a shocking disregard for the feelings of those impacted by the actions of her father, Ivanka and Jared chose to flaunt their wealth and power by taking a vacation, along with their three daughters, in Trump’s Florida estate at Mar-a-Lago.
It may be mentioned that they were being looked after by their secret service detail which is NOT being paid!
By the way, according to the White House, Kushner was a critical part in negotiating the shutdown
Photo courtesy Vanity Fair
Facts: courtesy Don Lemon, MSNBC.