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Borowitz writes: "Donald J. Trump's $4.7-trillion budget raised eyebrows on Monday when government-watchdog groups discovered that it contained twenty million dollars for bail."

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner. (photo: AP)
Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner. (photo: AP)


Trump's Budget Contains Twenty Million Dollars for Bail

By Andy Borowitz, The New Yorker

12 March 19

 

The article below is satire. Andy Borowitz is an American comedian and New York Times-bestselling author who satirizes the news for his column, "The Borowitz Report."


onald J. Trump’s $4.7-trillion budget raised eyebrows on Monday when government-watchdog groups discovered that it contained twenty million dollars for bail.

The line item for a “bail fund” was buried in the fine print of the published budget, along with a footnote specifying that the money could be used only to bail out Trump and members of his immediate family.

The footnote listed the members of his family who would be eligible to use the funds, including his daughter Ivanka and his sons Donald, Jr., and Eric, but not his son-in-law, Jared Kushner.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi joined a chorus of congressional Democrats who cried foul at the notion of American taxpayers posting bail for Trump and his family.

“At the end of the day, this is going to cost way more than twenty mil,” she said.

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+34 # indian weaving 2019-03-12 19:40
I didn't realize it was a Borowitz column when I read the title. I figured it was for real, and not too surprised but laughed. It'd be even funnier if true.
 
 
+7 # HarryP 2019-03-12 22:27
$20 million? Listen to Pelosi, Don!

That’s a best case scenario.

Only his immediate family?

No provisions for Weisselber, Graffiti, Calimari?

No loyalty?
 
 
+3 # Wise woman 2019-03-15 08:35
Is it just me or do Ivanka and Jared look like brother and sister?
 

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