While Donald Trump wanders alone in the White House during the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, local residents are taking on some of the work being left behind as federal workers get furloughed. This includes volunteering to clean national parks, many of which have been closed or have garbage and poop piling up as the shutdown trudges on.
One man in Oregon decided clean up the bathroom at Mt. Hood National Forest, but not without sending an invoice to No. 45, charging $28 for his "trash removal." The local is Dan Little, the husband of Oregon governor Kate Brown. Brown posted the invoice, and before and after photos of the bathroom, on Twitter.
"He visited Mt. Hood National Forest Sno-Park, and like many national parks across the country, found it a mess due to the partial government shutdown," Brown wrote. "He cleaned the bathrooms—and sent the bill to President Trump."
National park employees are just some of the 800,000 federal workers being forced to work without pay or furlough. Little's service highlights what could be irreparable damage to our parks. As we push through the 24th day of this partial government shutdown, check out this list of everything else being affected by Trump's attempt to fund a multi-billion dollar border wall.
At least TSA workers are getting to play Travis Scott in airports.