Don Trump Jr.’s trip to Mongolia to hunt sheep cost taxpayers $76K in security

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I sometimes forget that Ivanka Trump isn’t the only one of the “Trump kids” to get Secret Service protection. Don Trump Jr. also gets Secret Service protection, especially when he’s traveling overseas to shoot animals. Don and Eric are both “big game hunters” who love nothing more than to travel the world, killing animals for sport. Last year, Don took his oldest son to Mongolia for a father-son vacation. It couldn’t just be a vacation in a beautiful and rugged locale though – no, they had to kill some sheep. And the Secret Service were along for the ride.

Donald Trump Jr.’s trip to Mongolia last August, where he hunted a rare breed of giant sheep, cost US taxpayers about $75,000 in Secret Service protection, according to documents obtained by a government watchdog group. The documents requested by the nonpartisan and nonprofit group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington showed the United States Secret Service estimated Trump Jr.’s 8-day trip racked up expenses totaling $76,859.36.

An official who works for Trump Jr. told CNN the trip to Mongolia, with the exception of Secret Service, was personally paid for by Trump Jr.

The journey to East Asia by President Donald Trump’s eldest son included a hunt of Argali sheep, the largest species of sheep, noted for their giant horns. Argali are considered a near-threatened species, according to the Red List of Threatened Species, in large part due to trophy hunting. Trump Jr. often shares social media posts with images from his hunting and fishing trips to locations across the globe. He has received harsh criticism from animal rights’ groups and conservationists for his penchant for trophy and “big game” hunting.

Trump Jr. reportedly met with Mongolian President Khaltmaagiin Battulga during his visit, according to the Washington Post, which occurred less than one month following a trip Battulga made to the White House to meet with the President to discuss relations with the United States.

[From CNN]

My guess is that he got Secret Service protection during the trip because he scheduled a meeting with the Mongolian president, NOT because the Secret Service worried that the sheep would shoot back. Ugh, the fact that the sheep are on the Threatened Species list is just an added layer of horsesh-t on this story. I hate big game hunting, I hate the global “hunting” industry, and I hate that people want to kill big sheep and elephants and rhinos and tigers. It’s disgusting. Even more so considering that this dumbass is getting taxpayer funded security for his big game trips. What a f–king loser.

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  1. ME says:

    Everyone go out and vote and kick this motherf*cking family to the curb once and for all.

    • The Truth Piper says:

      As Trump-GOP scrutinizes Hunter Biden. The blatant hypocrisy is mind-boggling.

      • khaveman says:

        Meanwhile, people have lost jobs, are scared of losing their homes, the financial works. It’s like Melanie’s tennis court project. They are so far separated and above us they don’t SEE regular Americans.

  2. sa says:

    There is no part of this story that isn’t gross.

  3. Jem says:

    God, I detest everything about that chinless animal-killing weasel.

  4. Ninap says:

    This POS, cutting elephant tails off for souvenirs and talk down to everyone on social media- we can’t just win in November, these people need to be shunned so hard that their kids change their surnames do they don’t have to be tied to such a gross name.

  5. Ann says:

    All the bitching from MAGAts and fools like Rand Paul about wasted tax money while rapist in chief and his idiot spawn get to golf and kill leopards on our dime is just too maddening for words. I hate this family and I have zero problem with using that word. Hate. Hate with a raging passion. If Jr gets mauled by a cougar it will be a fate too good for him.

  6. Digital Unicorn says:

    Ha – see he’s been taking tips on how to get a taxpayer funded vacay from the Cambridges. DIdn’t WilliLeaks pull the same stunt when he went to Jecca’s wedding, booked a brief meeting with the SA PM or something?

    Dear Jr, one day those animals will fight back and you will sh!t your paper diapers. Regards Karma

  7. goofpuff says:

    Yay for him using BIPOC people s props for his vacation photos. (Major sarcasm obviously) Totally not at all tone deaf with all the racism his family engages in. Well considering everything they do is tone deaf, guess not surprised.

    • Doro says:

      Exactly! I really hate it when people post pictures of “cute local children” (or selfies of themselves playing with them) but with his family it adds an extra layer of yuck.

  8. Lightpurple says:

    That cost isn’t the salary or benefits for the Secret Service agents, it’s the airfare, ground transport, lodging, and meals.

    Before Covid19 interferes with her routine, Ivanka traveled to Switzerland in January, UAE and Saudi Arabia in February, India again in February and New Hampshire and several other states. Last year she toured several countries in South America and Africa, Great Britain, other European countries, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Japan, North and South Korea. When she travels, she brings a large staff whose salaries, benefits, airfare, lodging, & meals are paid for by us. PLUS her Secret Service detail. On these trips, she poses for endless photo ops and videos, all of which are then broadcast over the social media of multiple federal agencies.

  9. vegasschmegas says:

    Douchebags gonna douche……

    • kimberlu says:

      his clothes look brand-new and I highly doubt he’s actually a hunter…all I see is just another douche poser on the Gram….wasting my time and American money…ugh….vote or vomit!!!

  10. KellyRyan says:

    I hope we’re headed for a Dem win across the board. We need to change presidential misuse of funds. One of Fallon’s jokes last night was, “Things are so bad for Jr. he’s thinking of changing his name to Eric.” Was Wee Willy with him? Another miscreant who loves to hunt.

    • pottymouth pup says:

      The fact that Jaime Harrison is neck & neck with Lindsay Graham (or just slightly behind) in the polls is heartening and explains why they want to do everything they can to suppress the vote

  11. damejudi says:

    Aw, you named your son after dear old dad.

    Ivanka’s still his favorite!

    • goofpuff says:

      My dream is all the Trump children, grow up, actually break away from the MOB family and become activists. It’s happened. I can dream. But until then, we gotta take them and all the Republican cronies who support the Trump disaster down as well.

      • AMA1977 says:

        Chinless Donnie made an attempt post-college, but his soul-sucking narcissist father pulled him back in and now he’s in up to his eyebrows in their sh!t. This is what happens when you’ve got multiple generations of abuse, dysfunction, and psychopathy in a family. I hope the fact that his wife divorced him means that his kids are getting a somewhat deprogrammed upbringing, but I don’t hold out hope for the kids of Fascist Barbie and the Other One. They’re being brought up to pledge fealty to the orange overlord from whom all tainted cash flows, just like their parents were.

  12. Jessica says:

    Ok, so as someone who has worked in Mongolia and lives in East Africa – and for many years – Don Jr’s “hunting” trips are absolute fakes. I’m a born and bred Yooper and I appreciate hunting. It was part of my life since as long as I can remember.
    But I’ve seen this type of trip in East Africa, and know about it in Asia as well. There are specific places where animals are basically chased to these high-paying “hunters,” no skill is involved, the animal is just a trophy. It’s not like the rural U.S. where a family can eat for a year off of one or two animals. It is sick, it is just for show, and it is for people who have no real skill.
    Rant finished.

  13. J ferber says:

    I wish all us sheep would go “hunting” for him and his whole family on Election Day– the ballots are more powerful than bullets.

  14. Mrs.Krabapple says:

    American hunters/gun rights activists are actually cowards. Science has shown it. Conservatives have a heightened fear response compared to liberals. And the republican party takes advantage of that fear because nobody wants to think of themselves as cowards, right? So to “justify” not being brave enough to go to the store and buy milk without carrying a gun for protection, they push the notion that Mexicans, or blacks, or muslims, are out to get us. So they pretend they are “brave” by carrying a gun to protect us from these threats, rather than admit to themselves and others that they are actually being driven by fear. Same with hunting — they need a bog gun and a big victim to prove to the world how manly and brave they are. But science has shown the truth, that they are actually bigger cowards than liberals.

  15. julieJ says:

    I have an irrational hatred of the Trump kids, and Kushners. It makes my blood boil

  16. Baltimom says:

    Let me guess. This was some faux hunting trip where an entitled white guy gets to go out and “hunt”. In reality, there is probably some local who has to plant a dead animal for the entitled white guy to declare victory over. If he loves hunting so much, he could come to exotic Maryland. We have tons of deer running around getting smashed by cars and trucks.

  17. Jules says:

    He is disgusting. This is horrible! When you think about it this is also why we have the Pandemic/COVID-19….international illegal wildlife trade and hunting. We are ALL guilty. It is known that illegal wildlife/hunting is connected to arms trade and sex trafficking and a host of environmental problems.

    It’s how exotic animals ended up at the Wet Market and why these animals lose their life for the ‘fun’ of wealthy idiots like the Trumps who want to feel manly and powerful. It’s how bacteria and viruses spread and not to mention our human footprint’s impact on nature. There should be more outrage over this.

  18. SKF says:

    Pristine? Mongolia has appalling air pollution in winter. He knows sweet FA. In winter Ulaanbaatar literally has some of the worst air pollution in the world, due to the population burning over 600,000 tonnes of raw coal for heat every winter, producing copious amounts of particulate matter as well as sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxide. This is having disastrous health effects. One would think that someone booking official political meetings in a country would actually do some research on said country.

    Also, trophy hunting is disgusting.