Donald Trump Jr. Just Gave Up His Secret Service Protection, And People Have Questions

Donald Trump Jr. no longer wants Secret Service protection, sources confirmed on Monday. What hasn’t been confirmed is why.

The Secret Service would not confirm or deny the request by Trump Jr. A spokesperson merely said: 

“To ensure the safety and security of our protectees and their families we will not confirm who is currently receiving Secret Service protection.”

Jonathan Wackrow, a former member of President Barack Obama’s detail, expressed his concern at the decision:

“In today’s global risk environment, waiving this detail poses great danger to him and to his family. What he is becoming potentially is a target of opportunity. People who want to lash out at the president are going to seek that path of least resistance. This decision is negligent.” 

So, then, why did Don Jr. opt out of Secret Service protection?

Some pointed to the fact that both he and Kellyanne Conway announced they’d give up USSS protection on the same day… 

The same day it was revealed that Paul Manafort had been wiretapped no less…

Fox News speculated Don Jr.’s decision was about saving taxpayer money…

But Twitter wasn’t buying it…

While secret service protection for adult children of a president is automatically provided, they are legally allowed to turn down that protection, as Ron Reagan did during his father’s second term.

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Joel Osteen’s Church Tried To Collect Money From Harvey Victims During Service

Pastor/founder/millionaire Joel Osteen caved to public pressure last week and opened his Lakewood Church to victims of Hurricane Harvey in Houston.

But Osteen is in hot water again after footage emerged of church ushers collecting donations from storm victims.

Dedicated to hurricane victims in the audience, the service includes Lisa Osteen Comes asking people affected by Harvey to stand up:

Many people in the audience do stand, and their fellow churchgoers pray for them:

Almost all experts agree that recovery from a disaster of this magnitude will be both slow and hard.

Comes tells worshipers that recovery from Harvey will not be slow or hard, but quick! And easy!

As soon as Comes finishes praying for the victims of the hurricane, ushers begin passing out collection plates so the people of Houston may donate to the church. Many of those people have lost their homes to the record floodwaters, while Osteen’s net worth is estimated at $ 40–70 million. 

Watch the whole video:

Joel Osteen’s eye is always on the bottom line: how much money can we make and what do we have to say to make it?

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Facebook Is Swooning Over This Lowe's Store That Hired A Veteran And His Service Dog

The worst part about having a pet is that you have to leave them for the day while you leave for work.

However, this Army veteran won’t have to worry about that, because he was just offered a job, and so was his service dog.

This retired veteran was struggling to find a job that would hire both him and his dog, and luckily,  this Lowe’s located in Abilene, Texas, obliged him.

A customer, Judy Rose, snapped a photo of the two employees rocking their Lowe’s vests and commending Lowe’s for bringing the both of them on board.

Her post blew up, racking over 52,000 shares on Facebook, with tons of people applauding Lowe’s for their consideration.

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And it looks like the awesome gesture is proving to be quite the marketing tool for the retailer.

I mean it’s a simple choice for me. “Hey honey, which hardware store should we go to? The one without the adorable golden retriever? Or the one without? Yeah, thought so.”

A no-brainer. (h/t bigcountryhomepage)

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