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Secret Service hits overtime caps protecting Trumps

Members of the Trump administration walk past a Secret Service agent as they follow the president to the Marine One helicopter (Jacquelyn Martin / AP)

The Secret Service is struggling to pay hundreds of its agents, largely due to the size of President Trump's family and the measures necessary to secure their many residences, according to USA Today.

Secret Service Director Randolph "Tex" Alles told USA Today that more than 1,000 agents have already hit the federally mandated caps for salary and overtime allowances, which were supposed to last the entire year. A large part of that financial burden can be attributed the president's frequent trips to his residences in Florida, New Jersey and Virginia, as well as his children's travel across the country and abroad for business and vacation.

"The president has a large family, and our responsibility is required in law,'' said Alles. "I can't change that. I have no flexibility.''