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Trump’s 29th Trip To Mar-a-Lago Brings Golf Tab To 334 Years Of Presidential Salary

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  1. studegator

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    Trump’s 29th Trip To Mar-a-Lago Brings Golf Tab To 334 Years Of Presidential Salary | HuffPost

    And because Trump insists on playing at courses he owns, the cost to taxpayers has been nearly four times as high as it was for Obama. More than two-thirds of Trump’s golf outings involve seven-figure trips aboard Air Force One, mainly to Florida and New Jersey, but also to Los Angeles, Ireland and Scotland. Obama, in contrast, played most of his golf on courses at military bases within a short drive of the White House.

    What’s more, Trump’s insistence on playing at courses he owns and profits from has put at least a few million taxpayer dollars into Trump’s cash registers in the form of hotel room and restaurant charges for the White House staff and Secret Service agents who accompany him.

    The Washington Post found recently that Trump’s business has charged the Secret Service as much as $650 a room per night at Mar-a-Lago ― more than three times the normal rate that federal employees are supposed to spend in South Florida ― and $17,000 a month for a cottage at Trump’s Bedminster, New Jersey, resort. During an early Mar-a-Lago visit, White House employees ran up a $1,006 bar tab, which taxpayers also paid.
     
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  2. dangolegators

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    Yeah but the net difference is only 330 years of presidential salary if you subtract the 4 years of Trump's first term.
     
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  3. g8rjd

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  4. Gatorrick22

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    I love all of our spending conscious Dems and their cost conscious laments. I hope they feel the same way about the Green New Deal... Medicaid for all, and medicaid for illegals too.
     
  5. VAg8r1

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    Not going to defend the Green New Deal, at least not in its entirety, Medicare for all (not sure whether your "error" was intentional or not, corrected it anyway), and even medicaid for illegals (do not support it), but none of those proposals personally enrich the liberals who support them unlike the Donald's golfing outings to his own properties which personally enrich him at the taxpayers' expense.
     
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  6. vaxcardinal

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    but King Trump is donating his salary so that will offset some of this :rolleyes:
     
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  7. channingcrowderhungry

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    Hey man, if people don't want to differentiate spending on golf outings from spending on healthcare for fellow human beings.......
     
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  8. anstro76

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    But do they even golf bro?
     
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  9. gatorknights

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    With all the lies showering out, who knows?
     
  10. citygator

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    This board will die from lack of content after the next Democratic President. The precedent has been set that nothing a President does is wrong to conservatives. It’ll be liberals arguing with liberals I guess.
     
  11. anstro76

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    So it'll be just like the primaries :(
     
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  12. GatorJMDZ

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    Can't be....Donnie, jr. said Trump properties were renting the rooms at cost....$50/night.
     
  13. PITBOSS

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    I agree. Good sentiments on backing the dems to encourage control of spending. Especially since all of our trump followers no longer care about it as we are now running up a $1T/Yr deficit under trump.
     
  14. coleg

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    You people completely discount how tough it is to play that much golf with severe debilitating bone spurs.
     
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  15. defensewinschampionships

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    But but but Obama went to Hawaii.

    How about this one - there is a Presidential retreat minutes away by chopper called Camp David. That is where Presidents used to take a break
     
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  16. VAg8r1

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    Keeping in mind that while Obama did vacation in Hawaii on the taxpayers' dime, he did so once a year, usually around Christmas unlike Trump who visits the family owned golf resorts many times a year and Obama never personally profited from his trips to Hawaii.
     
  17. citygator

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    This thread might be pointless. No one disputes the fact that Trump is wasting money traveling, is a big fat hypocrite about golf, and is taking government money into his personal coffers. Those facts are agreed by all. It’s just that 40% or so of America just doesn’t care. Not. One. Bit.
     
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