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    Trumpís Bedminster Vacation Costs Taxpayers $840,000

    I've said it before and I'll say it again. Why can't Trump stay at Camp David? Why is he so special and allowed to waste taxpayer funding on his personal jaunts to his luxury clubs?

    WASHINGTON, May 5, 2017óDonald Trump tweeted Friday that by staying at his for-profit golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey he was saving taxpayers money.
    Rather than causing a big disruption in N.Y.C., I will be working out of my home in Bedminster, N.J. this weekend. Also saves country money!
    ó Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 5, 2017
    While staying in Bedminster is less expensive than his trips to Palm Beach, it is estimated that a weekend trip to Trumpís New Jersey club still costs taxpayers $839,858.76.
    According to the Center for American Progress Action Fund, flight expenses are estimated at $358,490.90, three days of Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security expenses total an estimated $303,225, per diem expenses for Secret Service agents and support staff for three days are estimated at $135,000 and costs to Bedminster township are estimated at $43,142.86.
    The estimates are based on a Judicial Watch evaluation of a flight President Obama took to Westchester, NY; Bedminsterís own estimate of its expenses; and a Government Accountability Office study of expenses during a similar trip by President Obama, adjusted for trip length.
    Trumpís Bedminster golf club is a for-profit business that costs between $75,000 and $100,000 to join and $22,000 in yearly membership fees.
    This is likely the first of many trips to New Jersey, since Trump has suggested that he plans to spend his summer weekends at his Bedminster for-profit business now that his Palm Beach business is closed for the summer.
    Trump has already spent an estimated $26 million on travel to his Florida and New Jersey for-profit clubs in less than four months. President Obama spent almost $97 million in eight years, according to Judicial Watch.
    Trumpís eighth weekend vacation in 16 weeks since his inauguration is not saving taxpayer money. American taxpayers should not be paying the bill for a presidentís to go on vacation every other weekend. Just because he calls it a ďworking weekendĒ doesnít mean he canít do the same work in D.C. at a much lower price tag to taxpayers. What would really save taxpayers money would be staying at the White House more often.
    Trump?s Bedminster Vacation Costs Taxpayers $840,000 | Arbiter News

    What an absolute tool.

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    Everything Trump does now is out of pure spite and vindictiveness. It's like his only enjoyment...sticking it to his critics.

    His whole presidency is now based on that fact. He knows he's not going to get any meaningful legislation passed, so all he has is actions like the Paris accord

    EPA regulations
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    Thank God we are almost 1/2 through his first disastrous year.
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    The Township of Bedminster can't afford to absorb $43,000. for each of Trump's weekend jaunts. But Trump doesn't care. He's become politically suicidal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bourne View Post
    I've said it before and I'll say it again. Why can't Trump stay at Camp David? Why is he so special and allowed to waste taxpayer funding on his personal jaunts to his luxury clubs?



    Trump?s Bedminster Vacation Costs Taxpayers $840,000 | Arbiter News

    What an absolute tool.

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    This wasn't a Vacation, vacation is where you DON'T WORK are you a total Covefe


    WASHINGTON, May 5, 2017—Donald Trump tweeted Friday that by staying at his for-profit golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey he was saving taxpayers money.
    Rather than causing a big disruption in N.Y.C., I will be working out of my home in Bedminster, N.J. this weekend. Also saves country money!
    — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 5, 2017

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    Quote Originally Posted by TNVolunteer73 View Post
    This wasn't a Vacation, vacation is where you DON'T WORK are you a total Covefe


    WASHINGTON, May 5, 2017—Donald Trump tweeted Friday that by staying at his for-profit golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey he was saving taxpayers money.
    Rather than causing a big disruption in N.Y.C., I will be working out of my home in Bedminster, N.J. this weekend. Also saves country money!
    — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 5, 2017
    Why can't he work out of his home in Washington, D.C.? You know, the White House. Or Camp David if he needs to get away from the District.

    Jesus, this guy just loves wasting other peoples money on his lavish lifestyle.

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    This is funny, they are basing the cost estimate off a similar trip Obama took.

    Hahahahaha

    I guess they didn't read the link in the OP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    This is funny, they are basing the cost estimate off a similar trip Obama took.

    Hahahahaha

    I guess they didn't read the link in the OP.
    So what? It's an accurate estimate. And at the rate Trump is taking taxpayer funded "vacations," he'll outspend Obama's eight years in office in his first year in office alone.

    Do you enjoy having your tax dollars wasted on a self-serving elitist Spooky?

    I seriously doubt that the good people of Bedminster are happy to shell out $43,000. every time Dear Leader wants a golf weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bourne View Post
    So what? It's an accurate estimate. And at the rate Trump is taking taxpayer funded "vacations," he'll outspend Obama's eight years in office in his first year in office alone.

    Do you enjoy having your tax dollars wasted on a self-serving elitist Spooky?

    I seriously doubt that the good people of Bedminster are happy to shell out $43,000. every time Dear Leader wants a golf weekend.

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    So Obama does it and you don't care but now its a big deal?

    Can you say hypocrite?

    If Obama can do it then so can Trump.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    So Obama does it and you don't care but now its a big deal?

    Can you say hypocrite?

    If Obama can do it then so can Trump.
    Obama didn't do "it" every other weekend. And perhaps you can explain where the taxpayers of Bedminster are going to come up with $43,000. every time His Highness wants to take a weekend at his for profit estate. And what about Trump's criticism of Obama's vacations and his so-called promise to stay in Washington and get work done? Just another one of Trump's lies which his supporters swallowed.

    And I again ask the question, why can't Trump take a break at Camp David? It's a beautiful compound, an easy Marine One trip from the White House, well staffed and heavily protected.

    Trump just loves to waste taxpayer money to pad his luxury lifestyle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    So Obama does it and you don't care but now its a big deal?

    Can you say hypocrite?

    If Obama can do it then so can Trump.
    The opposite is true as well. Obama travels and conservatives shit their pants. Trump does, it costs more, and oh... it's a working trip. LOL... #Hypocrites
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