The Secret Service reportedly spend over $100,000 in apartment rent for the purpose of having a bathroom available because Ivanka Trump, the president’s eldest daughter, and her husband, Jared Kushner, a top White House adviser, would not let them use their bathrooms, The Washington Post revealed Thursday.
According to the Post, Secret Service agents assigned to Ivanka and Jared were instructed by the couple not to use any of the half-dozen bathrooms inside the Kalorama home, located in Northwest Washington, forcing the Secret Service to rent a neighbor’s basement studio apartment to solve the problem.
With a rent of $3,000 a month, the detail has spent upward of $100,000 on the toilet solution, according to the report.
Before renting the place, the agency tried multiple solutions, including using the bathroom at the not-so-close home of Vice President Pence and a port-a-potty.
The White House blasted the report as fake news, saying in a statement: “This is just another false narrative. When discussions regarding protecting their home were initially had in 2017, Ivanka and Jared made clear that their home would always be open to the incredible men and women on their detail. It was only after a decision by the USSS was made that their detail sought other accommodations.”
A White House spokesperson went on to explain that the family has the utmost respect for their security detail.
“The Kushners have a tremendous amount of respect for the servicemen and women on their detail and for the United States Secret Service as a whole,” they added. “Their home will always be open to them and they have immense gratitude for their service over the last four years.”