The Ten Days til Post-Trump: Day Seven

(Melody: “The Twelve Days of Christmas”–music and lyrics on Day One of “The Ten Days til Post-Trump”)

On the seventh day til Post-Trump, my true love gave to me

Seven perks in limbo[1]

Six sites a-snubbing

Five opponents

Four stunning flops

Three new indictments

Two votes of impeachment

And a sweet card in a green tree.


Seven fake bills, a warning of seven nice perks that the president has put in limbo

Six snubs of Trump, from Florida, NY and DC:

Come back tomorrow for Day eight of “The Ten Days til Post-Trump”–a little ditty to raise spirits and give hope in this, the darkest of seasons.

[1] Under the Former Presidents Act of 1958, Donald J. Trump stands to receive significant financial benefits from you, the taxpayers. But there is also a disclaimer that may disqualify the Dumpster.  If all goes well for Donald, the Act provides: 1) Donald J. Trump will receive a pension of about $219,200 per year. The pension begins immediately after a president’s departure from office. 2) His spouse, Melania Trump, will receive a lifetime annual pension of $20,000 a year (also paid by you taxpayers). 3) Transition funding for the expenses of leaving office is available for seven months. It covers office space, staff compensation, communications services, and printing and postage associated with the transition.  4) Private office staff and related funding is provided, with the people employed under this subsection selected by and responsible only to the former president. (Who will oversee those finances?  Will Rudy be paid by us too?) 5) Former presidents are entitled to medical treatment in military hospitals, for pre-eminent levels of care (such care, ahem, that is not available to most taxpayers). 6) The former president is entitled to lifetime Secret Service protection for himself, and 7) lifetime secret service protection for Melania Trump and Barron (until age 16). However, there is a disclaimer that puts this nice package of perks in jeopardy. The same statute denies such benefits to a former president who was removed pursuant to Section 4 of Article II of the Constitution. As legal expert Stephen I. Vladeck notes, “So whether Mr. Trump is impeached, convicted and disqualified determines not only whether he could ever again hold federal office but also may bear upon the extent to which federal taxpayers will be subsidizing his activities in the years to come.” Vladeck, “Trump Can Still Be Convicted,” New York Times (01/15/21): A23.  See also:


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