On The Five today, Eric Bolling offered to pay the expense of keeping the White House open for tours for one week – tours already cancelled, doors already shut. Sean Hannity followed up with a tweet that he would pay for a second week. If you think this is grandstanding, think about the people with plans to be in Washington, D.C. the next two weeks. Reservations made – likely cannot be cancelled without additional cost to a family already sacrificing to take the trip of a lifetime and visit the White House. Two weeks would at least, give some notice to those who can cancel. I’m not concerned about the school children in the D.C. area – they’ll get there eventually, but it’s vile to close the White House to those who have already paid money up front for airline tickets and hotels. I suggest someone yank Valerie Jarrett’s round-the-clock security detail, and get The People’s House open to The People.
In a Facebook post on Thursday, anchor Eric Bolling announced that he will offer to personally pay the costs to keep the tours at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue open for a week.
During Thursday evening’s episode of “The Five,” Bolling elaborated. “I will absolutely write the check if they open the doors next week.”
“I’ll make you a deal Mr. President…Let these families take their White House tours next week and I’ll cover the added expenses. Word is it will cost around $74,000.”
Referencing White House press secretary Jay Carney, the Fox host added: “Mr Carney, you know this an offer you can’t refuse. Give me a call.” Source: The Daily Caller
Big announcement @ 5:00pm! Mr President I will pick up the tab if you reopen White House for tours. Shouldn't the… http://t.co/xcgpHZW1GN
— ericbolling (@ericbolling) March 7, 2013
Thank you Eric and Sean, can’t wait to hear a reply about the offer they can’t refuse.