Former US President Barack Obama could become the first President to lose his pension as Trump and other senior Republicans seek to use their power in Congress to strip away his pension.
Republican members of Congress are seeking to cut off Obama’s pension, giving an excuse that he is earning money for his speaking engagements.
For the record, all former Presidents and Politicians earn money making speeches and publishing their memoirs.
Bill Clinton can earn half a million dollars for a speech and President Ronald Reagan earned $2 million for two 20-minute speeches in1989, so this is actually a pretty normal career progression for US Presidents.
Now critics are saying the attacks on Barack Obama’s speaking fees are indirect personal attacks because of his race.
Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz indicates that unless Barack Obama gives up his paid speaking engagements then he will work to curtail his pension.