There’s a longstanding tradition in this country that former First Ladies leave the spotlight to give their successors time to shine. Sadly, Michelle Obama is completely ignoring this tradition, as she has made it clear that she wants to steal as much of the spotlight as she can from Melania Trump as she pretends she’s still the First Lady.
Though she is out of the White House, Michelle continues to live off American taxpayers and thoughtlessly spend our money on her own lavish lifestyle. That’s why it came as bad news to her when Melania effectively showed up to her “spending party” and saved taxpayers a massive bill they never wanted to pay in the first place.
Freedom Daily reported that Melania has slashed the staff and budget of her predecessor’s entourage by more than 50% since President Donald Trump took office, maintaining a busy schedule on a significantly reduced payroll. Since becoming First Lady, Melania has drastically reduced her office’s budget compared to Michelle’s massive entourage during her eight years in the White House.
This past June, Melania had just four people on her payroll with salaries totaling $486,700. At that same point in Barack Obama’s presidency, Michelle had a whopping 16 staffers on her payroll, shelling out $1.24 million to her workers.
Melania’s official spokeswoman said she is doing this purposely to save taxpayers’ money, the First Lady for being “deliberate in her hiring” and focusing on “quality over quantity.”
“As with all things that she does, she is being very deliberate in her hiring, focusing on quality over quantity,” said communications director Stephanie Grisham. “It is important to her that the team is a good fit for what she wants to accomplish as first lady, and that everyone works well together. She also wants to be mindful and responsible when it comes to taxpayer money.”
Melania’s staff now includes a chief of staff, a communications director, a deputy chief of staff and a deputy director of advance. Michelle’s staff included those same positions as well as many more such as additional press aides, a director of policy and projects, a personal aide, a traveling aide and a director of correspondence.
With this move, Melania is putting Michelle to shame in a huge way. When Michelle was First Lady, she spent millions of our hard-earned tax dollars on lavish vacations and an enormous staff because she put herself first. In contrast, Melania is putting the American people first and is making sure she uses as little tax dollars as possible. The mainstream media loves to portray Melania Trump as a bad First Lady, but this shows how great she really is!
H/T Any Politics