by Brandon Butler
The $3,000-a-month toilet 1/17/2021

The Washington Post:

Instructed not to use any of the half-dozen bathrooms inside [Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner’s] house, the Secret Service detail assigned to President Trump’s daughter and son-in-law spent months searching for a reliable restroom to use on the job, according to neighbors and law enforcement officials. After resorting to a porta-potty, as well as bathrooms at the nearby home of former president Barack Obama and the not-so-nearby residence of Vice President Pence, the agents finally found a toilet to call their own.

As someone with a medical condition that occasionally requires urgent use of a restroom, this entire story and situation is incredibly upsetting to me. It also reminds me there are some jobs — like Secret Service Agent — I’d never be able to do. The bathroom situation is part of it, but also, how do you put yourself in the mindset of “I will protect this spoiled asshole that won’t let me use their bathroom with my life”?

I have nothing but the highest respect for the Secret Service, and they’re always welcome to use my bathroom — no charge.