Carney doesn’t reveal White House is a museum funded by private contributions.
Can you say “White House Historical Association”?
Or Donald Trump?
And just what is the Obama White House hiding in this business of stopping White House tours?
Let’s begin with a Twitter or two:
That would be Fox’s Eric Bolling, who gets immense credit for stepping up to the plate and getting the ball rolling on paying for White House tours. The Twitter hash tag is part of his drive to get the Obama administration to resume White House tours halted, according to White House press secretary Jay Carney, because of the sequester.
Appearing on Fox and Friends yesterday morning, Bolling held up a sign with “#OpenOurWH@ericbolling” and said “I think we’re gonna get ’em open.…They’re hurting the kids to make a cheap political stunt…”.
It is a cheap stunt. Cheaper than you know, more of which in a moment.
In addition to Sean Hannity joining the fight — Hannity had quickly tweeted his support (“@seanhannity.@ericbolling great idea! Count me in, I will pay for a week also!”) while Bolling was still on the air of his show The Five where Bolling made his original announcement — Donald Trump has now signed up. Suggested by Newt Gingrich, once Trump became aware of what was happening the billionaire mogul said: “Why not?”
What’s involved here? Reports CNN:
The U.S. Secret Service told CNN Thursday that the plan will help the agency save $74,000 per week — or $2 million in the next seven months. That’s how much it costs to pay 37 uniformed officers $50 an hour for 40 hours a week to secure the tour’s route through the East Wing.
The response from the White House? Reported CNN about the White House answer as to whether Bolling, Hannity, and Trump could fund the tours?
Asked if the White House could accept private donations to fund the tours, White House deputy press secretary Josh Earnest said Friday “I don’t know if it’s technically possible.”
“My guess is that it’s not,” he said in the daily briefing. “The reason for that is that the sequester mandates across the board, non-strategic, indiscriminate, cuts to the budget. It allows very little, if any, flexibility.’”
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