Trump Has Spent $115 Million On Golf Trips ― Or 287 Years Of Presidential Salary

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Wake up!

Trump golf cart rentals have now cost US taxpayers more than half a million dollars

US president Donald Trump is almost two weeks into the impeachment hearings that have roiled his administration. But it hasn’t prevented him from making some winter plans to play a little golf.

The president spends a lot of time on the links, almost exclusively at his own properties. At the end of October, Trump made his 224th visit to one of his 17 golf courses since assuming office three years ago. On each outing, the Secret Service must follow. And with their golf carts comes a big bill for the American public.

As Trump rides around with his invited guests—on his last visit to the Trump National Golf Course in Potomac, Maryland, he was accompanied by Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred, and Republican senators Lindsey Graham and David Perdue—the Secret Service is never far behind, in their own carts. As Quartz first reported, the carts require modifications that allow them to go at least 19 mph, about 5 mph faster than a standard cart.

The Secret Service has rented 84 golf carts for Trump’s planned visits to Florida between now and May 2020, costing US taxpayers more than $50,000, according to federal procurement filings. That brings the total cost of the agency’s cart rentals for Trump’s golf outings to more than $550,000.

 
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He has bought a lot of money back to this country and if he spends money on golf it is just another reason for you to complain. It amounts to nothing more than that. Thread closed-reason- boring. :lol: :lol: :lol:
 
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With his Thanksgiving vacation, President Donald Trump’s golf hobby has now cost Americans an estimated $115 million in travel and security expenses ― the equivalent of 287 years of the presidential salary he frequently boasts about not taking.

How many hundreds of years of travel and security was spent sending the Obama's around the world on ski trips and on and on and on?
Oh and you said it but it bears repeating. Trump opted to collect absolutely no salary as President. What a moral and upstanding guy! Very cool.
 
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Take this advice repulsians!

Bill Maher called out Donald Trump during the “New Rule” segment on HBO’s “Real Time” Friday night, comparing the presumptive GOP nominee to the perception that men had of women back in the 1950s.

“Donald Trump, who says if Hillary Clinton were a man she wouldn’t get 5 percent of the vote,” Maher said. “If Trump was a man he’d stop whining like a little bitch.”

 
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How many hundreds of years of travel and security was spent sending the Obama's around the world on ski trips and on and on and on?
Oh and you said it but it bears repeating. Trump opted to collect absolutely no salary as President. What a moral and upstanding guy! Very cool.
Why don't you read and find out?

 
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How many hundreds of years of travel and security was spent sending the Obama's around the world on ski trips and on and on and on?
Oh and you said it but it bears repeating. Trump opted to collect absolutely no salary as President. What a moral and upstanding guy! Very cool.
We will see the comparison soon, ALL OF IT NEEDS TO STOP! FUCK THEIR VACATIONS! IT"S OUR TAX MONEY!

When the Obama family took a winter trip to Aspen in February 2015, the four-day trip cost taxpayers nearly $122,000 for the first lady and her two daughters, according to open records requests filed by the group Judicial Watch.

The conservative, nonpartisan foundation based out of Washington, D.C., has been tracking the travel expenses of the Obamas as well as President Donald Trump.

According to documents obtained by Freedom of Information Act requests, the Obamas’ Valentine’s Day weekend trip to Aspen cost the Secret Service $64,807.41. That breakdown included $47,109.28 in hotel costs, mostly from agents staying at the Inn at Aspen at the base of Buttermilk; $3,559.43 for rental vehicles; and $14,138.70 in other travel expenses.


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addition of $57,068.80 in flight costs (7.4 hours roundtrip for the Air Force), the trip added up to $121,876.21, according to Judicial Watch.

“The Obamas abuse taxpayers with unnecessarily luxurious vacations and travel,” Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton said in a statement. “How many times did the Obama family travel to Aspen prior to the presidency? Misusing the perks of presidency to travel to luxury hot-spots is an abuse that must end. If Congress is looking to save tax dollars, they might consider trimming the platinum travel budgets of this and future presidents.”

The foundation says it is “actively tracking” the travel expenses of President Trump and has sued to get a number of travel expenses released for the president, Vice President Mike Pence and the Trump family. Earlier this month, Judicial Watch released records from the Air Force that showed Trump’s flights to Mar-a-Lago for two weekends (in February and March) cost $1.2 million.

Judicial Watch has sued the Secret Service, which has not responded to Freedom of Information Act requests for records for the cost of security and other services for the Trump family’s March 2017 trip to Aspen. The Trump children, Ivanka, Eric and Donald Jr. — along with their spouses and children — spent nearly a week in Aspen this winter.

“The public controversy over President Trump’s travel will only increase if the Pentagon and Secret Service won’t disclose basic costs and other details as FOIA law requires,” Fitton said. “Extreme transparency should be the Trump administration’s ethic, especially after eight years of lawless Obama secrecy.”