WASHINGTON (AP) — The partial government shutdown is hitting home for President Donald Trump in a very personal way. He lives in government-run housing, after all.
Just 21 of the roughly 80 people who help care for the White House — from butlers to electricians to chefs — are reporting to work. The rest have been furloughed.
Even so, the shutdown doesn’t mean Trump is making his own bed or emptying the trash on the second floor of the White House, where he and the first lady live with their 12-year-old son, Barron.
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The pared-down White House residence staff typically still includes a butler and a chef. Basic housekeeping continues.
But forget fresh flower arrangements from the White House florist — that’s hardly considered an essential service.
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